An initial consultation typically starts with photos being taken of your face and teeth, which are then analysed by Dr Bass before he meets you to discuss your goals for orthodontic treatment. If you are ready for treatment, the next step is to take full diagnostic records, usually at the same visit.
Full diagnostic records usually include x-rays and digital scans of the teeth. Dr Bass will then carefully analyse these records with the photos and define a treatment plan. He will discuss all the options in a further appointment (or video call), at which the brace may also be fitted.
One of the biggest developments in orthodontics today is Digital Orthodontics, involving the use of 3-D scanners and digital models. These have almost replaced traditional dental impressions in our diagnostic investigations. Combined with digital X-rays and facial analysis for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning they are also used by Dr Bass to design and produce our own in-house Clearline® aligners.