Your first visit
To ensure you receive the best orthodontic treatment possible, and get the best result possible, we need to be able to assess what treatment you require. This is done at your initial consultation. Here is what you can expect to happen at that first visit.
Step 1: Your patient information form
So that we can get to know you and make an accurate diagnosis, we will need some details about your health. Please remember to bring this form with you to your first visit.
Step 2: Your consultation and exam
You will meet Dr Tselepis who will review your health history and do a thorough orthodontic examination to decide on the cause of your problem. Dr Tselepis will take the time to discuss with you what you want from treatment and then advise you on which appliances he feels you could most benefit from.
Step 3: X-rays (included in your consultation fee)
It is often necessary to perform x-rays of your teeth and jaws to pinpoint the exact cause of your problem and make treatment more precise. Our Loganholme office has a state-of-the-art digital imaging machine with much lower radiation doses than conventional medical x-ray machines. All our imaging is done in-house avoiding the need to refer you to outside medical x-ray facilities.
Step 4: Treatment plan
After Dr Tselepis has done a thorough orthodontic examination and looked at any x-rays that have been taken, he will provide you with a treatment plan unique to you. This will include his recommended course of treatment, how long it will take and the cost. Please note, as everyone’s treatment is different and individual, an accurate quotation will first require a full analysis of the x-rays and clinical data. Once this has been done, a precise written quotation will be supplied together with a monthly payment plan spanning the duration of the treatment.
Step 5: Decision time
If left untreated, orthodontic problems can cause: abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, and excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth - sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. However, we also appreciate that making the decision to go ahead with treatment is purely yours, which is why we continue to be available to answer any questions you may have while you make it.