At Clear Orthodontics, we want to make your orthodontic treatment process as easy as possible. Here’s what you can expect to happen as you embark on your journey with us to a straighter smile.
Your treatment journey begins with a free consultation. This will be conducted by our treatment coordinator who will speak with you about what you want to achieve from treatment and what you’re most concerned about when it comes to your teeth. One of our specialist orthodontists will then analyse your teeth and recommend the best course of treatment for you. This will be presented in a bespoke treatment plan which outlines the length of time treatment will take and the cost.
Once you have read through your treatment plan, if you decide to start treatment with our team here at Clear Orthodontics, we’ll invite you to come back in for your fitting appointment. This is when your preferred type of braces will be fitted to your teeth. At this appointment, we’ll also discuss how to look after your teeth while wearing braces or aligners and the best technique to keep your teeth clean throughout treatment.
Once you have been fitted with either braces or Invisalign aligners, it’s time to let the appliance do the work. You will need to come in for regular check-ups once every six to eight weeks so we can assess how your treatment is progressing. If you have been fitted with Invisalign aligners, we’ll give you your next sets of aligners at this appointment. In between these check-ups it is incredibly important that you follow our guidelines on how to keep your teeth and braces clean.
The length of treatment varies for each patient and depends on the severity of the problem we are correcting. On average, orthodontic treatment takes between 18 and 30 months. Once your teeth are straight, we can remove your appliances and you can show off your beautifully straight smile.
However, this isn’t quite the end of your treatment journey. Now comes the retention phase when you need to wear a retainer to keep your newly straightened teeth in position. There are two types of retainers:
If you have any questions about the treatment process here at Clear Orthodontics, please give our friendly team a call. They will be happy to provide you with any further information you require.