An initial consultation typically starts with taking photos of your face and teeth, which are analysed by Dr Bass before he meets you to discuss your goals from orthodontic treatment. If you are ready for treatment, the next step is to take full diagnostic records, often on the same day.
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 is digital orthodontics, the use of 3-D scanners and digital models. Our 3-D scanner has almost replaced traditional dental impressions in our diagnostic investigation, producing 3-D digital models. These are combined with digital X-rays and facial analysis for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning, and can also be used by Dr Bass to design and produce our own Clearline® aligners.