The first stage of the consultation is addressing your needs and concerns. Dr Kyi has treated over a thousand patients tailoring their individual needs with the available brace options. Dr Kyi will then discuss with you what will be your most favourable treatment options, what will be the likely course and timing of treatment, and if there are any circumstances or special events that require further tailoring of treatment.

  • The first appointment will take approximately 1-hour and you will meet Dr Kyi and her team. Please let us know of any individual needs before your appointment so we may make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
  • The first appointment known as your consultation appointment will consist of a full clinical assessment which will first examine the facial features then assess the dental features.

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Assessment of the Facial Features

The clinical orthodontic assessment will always start by examining your profile, soft tissues, and lip support. Because your teeth support your lips, moving them will affect how the lips are supported and the profile of the lower face. If the teeth were to be moved too far back, the lips would also move back, resulting in a lack of support and a more ‘aged’ appearance. If teeth are moved too far forward the lips can appear being pushed out. This can happen when the teeth are ‘over-expanded’ when ideally teeth should have been removed to correct the crowding but instead everything is widened. The correct treatment involves maintaining the lips in their current position and keeping a balanced profile. Thus, the assessment of your profile is vital to ensure no detrimental effects can be caused by incorrect tooth movements with brace treatment.

Assessment of the Teeth

First, a dental assessment is made to examine the general health of the teeth including the condition of the gums. Next, the orthodontic assessment of the teeth will involve assessing the degree of crowding or spacing in the mouth, your midlines of the teeth, and a full assessment of the ‘bite’. It is essential that the assessment and planning is accurately determined to produce a correct diagnosis. Radiographs are taken as clinically necessary along with further records to ensure the correct treatment is planned. We take high-definition photographs and state of the art digital x-ray to fully assess the position of your teeth. Your treatment plan is discussed in depth at your consultation and will take into consideration the expected treatment outcome.

Why should an orthodontic specialist carry out my consultation?

It is important that orthodontic treatment is planned and properly completed to achieve successful treatment with long-term stability. A specialist orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has undergone further extensive and specialized post-graduate training. They have to successfully pass the Royal College of Surgeons examination and a post-graduate Masters degree. This extensive training enables them to provide professional and proficient treatment for their patients.