Evaluation and Treatment
Orthodontic problems can involve more than just teeth; we look at the whole face when treating our patients.
At the first visit with one of our Treatment Co-ordinators pictured bottom right and one of our Orthodontists, either Dr. Tissa Jayasekera or Dr. Bruce Sokel, we discuss with you what the orthodontic problems are and whether or not treatment is required.
If treatment is required, then the type of treatment and the time of taken for completion are outlined in the first visit. We will also discuss the cost of treatment and a suitable payment plan.
Going Ahead With Treatment
When you decide to go ahead with treatment, we will then take diagnostic records; these are moulds of your teeth, photographs and x-rays, which we need to fully plan the treatment.
After the diagnostic records are assessed, treatment will commence.
Patients will have rights during treatment. These can be accessed via the link below.
Once treatment has begun, you will be required to attend, on average, once every 8 to 10 weeks. You will be seen by your own Orthodontist, be it Dr. Sokel or Dr. Jayasekera. Occasionally, if your Orthodontist is away, or you have an orthodontic emergency, you will be seen for that visit only, by another Orthodontist. For continuity of treatment, patients are to see their own Orthodontist at each visit.