At Gippsland Orthodontics, our goal is to give you a healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Gippsland Orthodontics utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of treatment options to give you the customized, individual care that you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial consultation
Your initial consultation at Gippsland Orthodontics will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.
During your initial consultation we want to get to know each other and will involve:
Being greeted by our friendly reception and administrative team
Review your medical and dental history forms
Provide an examination in which we look at the overall face, mouth, teeth, gums and x-rays. This examination will determine if you require treatment.
If treatment is required, we will often discuss treatment options available to you and help create a customized treatment plan
Discuss all financial information, private health insurance, and payment plans
The treatment plan may require additional digital records of your teeth being taken (can be in the form of 3D models, x-rays or digital photographs) as they will be required for a personalised treatment plan. Please note we may request x-rays to be taken prior to the initial consultation.
At this initial appointment, it is crucial that you ask questions and list any concerns that you may have. Do not hesitate in asking us anything, as we want to ensure that all your queries are taken care of. Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is appropriate for you.
What happens after the initial consultation?
If you have decided that orthodontic treatment is right for you, you're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and Dr Adam will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
If your child requires treatment, but still needs time to develop and grow, treatment may be delayed till an appropriate time. If this is the case, you will be given a return date to begin treatment at a later stage.
Our practice will work with you to ensure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. It is important to understand that visiting the orthodontist about every four to ten weeks is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens” at times! Getting stuck behind that milk tanker, running late while picking the kids up at school and leaving the appliance at home happens! If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to accommodate you with reasonable notice.
When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you during this journey.
Visiting The Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment
It is extremely important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment. Dentists are awesome at completing routine dental check-ups and professional teeth cleans. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.
In some cases, we may have to work with a dental specialist to treat an underlying disease condition. This may include an Ear Nose and Throat specialist, dental specialist (for example, a periodontist or a prosthodontist) or an allied health specialist (i.e., speech pathologist) to work together to achieve the best outcome for your treatment.