The treatment process
When you first come to see us at Pure Orthodontics, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what you would like to achieve from orthodontic treatment. This is part of the initial free appointment available to all patients. Once we have an understanding of this, we’ll take a look at your teeth so we can recommend the best course of treatment for you. This will be your orthodontic assessment.
Various elements are taken into consideration when we design your new smile, so during your first visit to Pure Orthodontics we examine your teeth and take digital photo records. These are viewed by our specialist orthodontist, Dr Monica Reinach, so she can then recommend the best course(s) of treatment for you.
One of our Treatment Coordinators will then take you through the treatment options Dr Reinach has recommended for you and cover other details, such as payment options. During this time, please feel free to ask any questions you have about orthodontics. The purpose of this first appointment is to give you all the information you need to make a decision on whether or not you’d like to proceed with treatment.
Prior to starting orthodontic treatment, you will have a clinical assessment to ensure the treatment you have selected is suitable for your needs. This will involve taking full records of the position of your teeth, including 3D digital scans/impressions and x-rays, which Dr Reinach will use to create a detailed treatment plan bespoke for you. After reading the information and recommendations in your treatment plan, the decision is yours as to whether you’d like to proceed with treatment.
If you have decided to proceed with treatment, we’ll book you in for a fitting appointment. At this appointment we will fit your braces (or aligners), which involves bonding the brackets to the surface of your teeth and connecting the archwires. This will be one of the longer appointments you will have – approximately one to two hours. At this time you will be given full instructions on how to care for your brace.
After this appointment, you’ll then need to come back and see us once every two months so we can adjust your braces or, if you’re having Invisalign treatment, give you the next series of aligners.
Orthodontic treatment at Pure is flexible enough to fit around your busy lifestyle. These appointments will only take about 30minutes and we offer after school, evening and Saturday morning appointments as well.
Tracking your treatment
In between appointments with us at the practice, it is vital you look after your teeth and braces and follow the instructions we have given you to ensure you keep your treatment time to a minimum.
We’ve put together some advice on looking after your braces and teeth, as well as guidelines on what you can and can’t eat with braces to help make living with your brace that bit easier.
During treatment, we’ll also take photographs of your teeth to ensure both you and your clinician are happy with how your treatment is progressing.
Once your teeth have moved into their desired position your braces will be removed. It’s important to note that your braces will only be removed when both you and your orthodontist are happy with the way your teeth look. Final photographs and impressions are also taken at this stage.
If appropriate, you will be fitted with permanent upper and lower bonded retainers as well as vacuum retainers to be worn at night. Remember – retention is an extremely important part of your orthodontic treatment. Without correct and consistent wear of your retainer, you could run the risk of allowing the beautiful results achieved to relapse.
One year on
We will review your teeth for a year after your braces have been removed, but are happy for you to contact us if you have any concerns or queries after this period. We provide exceptional patient care and place this – and your satisfaction – first at all times. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience and are readily available to help and advise when needed.
Our aim is to give patients a beautiful smile, no matter what it takes. This is achieved with state-of-the-art technology in a welcoming, comfortable, and exceptionally friendly environment. We feel that it is essential for every one of our patients to have complete confidence and trust in the service we provide.
Start your journey to a beautiful smile. Book your free initial appointment with the friendly team at Pure Orthodontics today.