For a full consultation and to ensure we analyse your case fully, you'll be at the practice for about 1 hour although you will not leave wearing any braces today. You will be introduced to the team who will talk to you about any concerns you may have about your teeth. If x-rays or any other records are required, this will be explained to you fully. Dr Hopkins will see you and advise you of your treatment options. The team will ensure that you leave with all your questions answered, ensuring you understand all treatment options discussed. Remember, the decision for treatment is entirely your own.
Pre Treatment Appointment - Records
At this appointment your treatment plan which was previously discussed with Dr Hopkins will be confirmed with you. Before starting treatment all necessary records need to be gathered and will include x-rays, an intraoral (inside the mouth) scan of your teeth, as well as photographs of you and your teeth.
Should dental impressions need to be taken, a soft flavoured paste is put in your mouth in a tray over your teeth, which can feel a little cold and wet at first, it stays in your mouth for less than 1 minute until it sets hard and can be removed. Photographs are taken throughout treatment. We will also discuss the wear and care of your appliance and ensure that all questions you have are answered - as next time your brace will be fitted.
Following this visit you will be sent a treatment consent and estimate via email. You will need to read, print and sign this estimate prior to your next appointment and return the completed paperwork to reception. We will then be able to make you an appointment to have your brace fitted. Please be aware that we do require a 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid when booking this appointment.