Committing to orthodontic treatment is a life changing experience, but not a decision to be taken lightly. Courtenay Orthodontics will provide you with long-term specialist treatment ensuring your smile lasts!
Bespoke care from the get-go
When you schedule in for a New Patient consultation we will talk through your concerns, take records (medical information, photographs, radiographs, and sometimes study models). This consultation normally takes around 20-30 minutes. If you are ready to go ahead with treatment we may book you in for a second appointment or start the ball rolling with appointments to get your treatment underway. Once you’re all booked in, you’ll receive a new patient pack in the post (detailing the treatment plan, duration, fees, and information about orthodontic treatment), along with a ‘consent for treatment’.
What does it cost?
Our fee will depend on what treatment option is best for you and how long this takes. Our fee is an all inclusive cost that covers pre-treatment consultations (if you’re not quite ready to start treatment), the cost of braces/appliances and fitting, adjustments during the active orthodontic treatment period (i.e. the time you have your braces on – 18-24 months, on average), retainers, and annual retention checks (for up to four years). We will give you an indication of your treatment cost at your consultation with us. We offer a range of payment options to suit your budget and situation. (Note Invisalign costs tend to be higher than traditional braces treatment, due to extensive laboratory services included in the treatment package.)
Once you have your braces on we will see you on average every eight weeks to check on your progress, make adjustments, and change O-rings (the tiny clear or coloured elastics that keep the wire on the brackets). These adjustments will either be with our specialist orthodontists or our orthodontic auxiliary staff.
The retention phase
Treatment doesn’t end when your braces (or plate or Invisalign) are removed. We take pride in our results and want to ensure our high quality finish is maintained. Despite all the time and effort you have put into straightening your teeth, those pearly whites will want to move back to their original positions once the braces are off – not overnight of course, but overtime. To help keep the teeth in position we will provide you with retainers. These may be fixed to your upper or lower teeth (in behind where no-one can see them) or removable (plastic retainers that you wear while you sleep). We will see you annually for four years following your treatment – these visits are called retention checks. (The cost of these visits is included in your overall orthodontic treatment fee so you don’t have to worry about any ongoing costs after your braces are off.)
Get in touch with Courtenay Orthodontics to get your treatment underway.