The Ortho Practice philosophy follows a case by case approach for all ages with all treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. This may mean monitoring and waiting for teeth to emerge before treatment or more typical intervention when the permanent teeth have emerged.
All unique patient features are assessed with expected future dental and facial growth changes in mind. We also communicate expected growth and change back to parents where appropriate.
Diagnosis and final treatment plans are derived from a variety of sources. Not all are necessary for every patient and may include:
Intra oral & extra oral photographs of the teeth and facial structures are used as an initial reference point, from which to diagnose problems and compare treatment changes. Not the most flattering views, however a great tool to show change.
Digital x-ray images of the teeth and jaws allow increased image quality and a decreased exposure to radiation.
Lateral x-rays gain an accurate view of the symmetry of the face from the front, as well as an accurate side view of the jaws to assess where any discrepancies lie.
A specialist ‘all the way round’ view of the teeth and their relationship to one another. It’s an image that’s been flattened out much like a world map is a flattened globe.
To aid the analysis of the jaw joints and potential problems.
Otherwise known as study models – are much like a plaster cast of your mouth. The material sets very quickly so patients spend as little time in the chair as possible.
By the end of your first visit, you’ll feel confident The Ortho Practice is your best option. Hopefully, you will be as excited as we will be to begin the ‘journey of transformation’ to last your lifetime.
Choosing the right treatment
Successful, long lasting smiles depend on the combined input of FOURteam members. Your treatment plan is a team effort and vital to the most successful outcome possible.
When it comes to successful treatment and achieving the results you want, you’ll be very glad to have The Ortho Practice on your team.