An orthodontic consultation is an appointment to discuss treatment options regarding braces. It is a great opportunity for you to get to know your orthodontist and staff, discuss any concerns you may have and discover what your treatment options are.
The initial appointment will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The consultation involves a dental and medical review, digital radiographs and study moulds to formulate a treatment plan. A timeline of treatment, financial options and payment plans will also be discussed.
Patients under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the consultation. We would recommend having your first orthodontic consultation at 7 to 8 years old. This is the correct time to identify potential bite problems and start the treatment process if required.