Your First Visit Appointment
A visit to the orthodontist does not require a specific referral. Feel free to contact us at any time to schedule your first appointment.
During the first visit, Dr Justin Fong will conduct a complete examination of your teeth, mouth, smile and profile. Digital photographs will also be taken. We will take the opportunity to get to know you better, and answer any questions you may have about your teeth and bite. By the conclusion of the first visit, you will have a good understanding of your orthodontic issues, and broad options for treatment.
At this time, if deemed ready for orthodontic treatment, a mould of your teeth will be taken with a referral for X-rays to be taken, which are important for the following Consultation appointment.
An orthodontic report will be written to you and your dentist, outlining and summarising the discussions covered during the first visit. The orthodontic report will also indicate the next steps to get your orthodontic treatment started.
This first visit generally lasts for about 45mins.
To give the most accurate diagnosis, and to aid in treatment planning of each patient, further information in the form of X-rays and dental cast study models are required.
Just Orthodontics uses the most up-to-date technology and security with our records and storage, using high quality digital photography, and digitised dental cast study models. You will be given a referral form for the appropriate digital X-rays during your First Visit.
Once all of the records have been properly analysed, Dr Justin Fong will discuss in detail his recommended orthodontic treatment for you or your child, and all other treatment options that may be available for you to consider, during the Consultation.
A treatment costing will also be discussed during the Consultation.
Dr Fong will endeavour to cover all points of concern, but feel free to ask questions too!
The appointment usually lasts for 45mins to 1 hour.
Following the Consultation, Dr Fong will send a comprehensive report to you and your dentist, detailing you or your child’s orthodontic issues, treatment options discussed, and recommended treatment plan.
When everyone is happy with what has been discussed at the Consultation, the next step is to have your braces or appliance fitted. Duration for this appointment will vary depending on what orthodontic treatment you have chosen, but generally for upper and lower braces, this will take approximately 90mins.
The procedure is painless though your teeth will start to ache a few hours afterwards. It is recommended to take some Panadol just before to ease the discomfort which will pass over the next few days.