The first consultation appointment
During this appointment, we carefully assess whether orthodontic treatment is sensible at the time. Please bring all your, i.e. the patient’s, relevant x-rays that are no older than 12 months.
During the so-called records appointment, we gather all diagnostic documentation necessary for planning the treatment. This includes, making impressions of your teeth – in our surgery we use an intraoral scanner (true definition from 3M), which replaces conventional impressions with a scan.
Minimal radiation x-rays are processed digitally and we take photos to capture the actual state. However, we do not just examine the teeth and jaw –the position of the tongue and the way you speak is also very important. We manually check the functioning of your jaw-joint. This is the only way to deduce methodically, whether we should also consult other specialists, like ENT doctors (ear, nose and throat), speech therapists, radiologists and dentists. Usually at this stage, we can already provide you with an overview of the necessary treatment.
Treatment plan and cost schedule
Using a special diagnostic program, we evaluate the oral medical history, along with the x-rays, photos and impression models, and formulate an individual treatment plan based on the available data. The plan includes the anticipated treatment process, the equipment to be used and the estimated duration of the treatment. It also includes an accurate breakdown of costs. The plan provides clarification to patients and serves to communicate with health insurance providers concerning the cost coverage.
Approval of treatment plan
If you are a member of a statutory health insurance scheme, we will send the treatment plan to the insurer for approval. If you are privately insured, you will receive the treatment plan for submission to the insurer.