We have listed below a number of the most common questions patients ask about orthodontics (teeth straightening with braces).
Do I need a dentist referral to see an orthodontist?
Not necessarily, many patients are self-referred or through friends. It is advisable to let your dentist know however.
Does it hurt?
No, light pressures gently move teeth into position, teeth may ache slightly after your visit, but this quickly settles.
What can I expect on my first visit to an orthodontist?
My first appointment with you is mainly to meet you and ascertain your goals and aspirations from orthodontic treatment. It usually includes a series of photographs of the teeth and face, which we will discuss together. Very often this visit will merge into a full diagnostic records appointment, depending on what we discuss.
Can I claim on my private medical/dental insurance?
Possibly, depending on your policy.
Who can come for treatment?
Age range from 6 - 80 years!