Introduction to Orthodontic Treatment

ReceptionYour initial visit will be booked for 30 minutes during which time we will discuss the treatment options available to you. There will be a clinical examination followed by an initial diagnosis and discussion of the orthodontic problem. We often use photographs of your teeth and compare these to a model of an ‘ideal’ occlusion. We will then give you a verbal guide to the treatment options available to you and a likely timetable of the treatment. You will be able to discuss the details and your questions with Dr Bister, allowing you to make a fully informed decision about the proposed treatment. We will also give you an estimate of the treatment cost. The charge for this initial visit will be £100 plus x-rays if required.

This first visit allows you to receive the diagnosis and options available without feeling that you are committing yourself to an unknown costly treatment.

Should you then wish to proceed with the orthodontic treatment you will need photographs, study models, and x-rays. These records can be taken on a second appointment if you so wish. You will then receive a written treatment plan within the next two weeks or so. Should you at this stage no longer wish to pursue orthodontic treatment we will make a charge of £400.00 for this treatment plan. However, if you decide that you do wish to take up treatment at Devonshire House there is no additional charge for the treatment plan. The treatment plan includes a consent form, which needs to be signed and returned to us before treatment can commence. Once we have received the signed consent form from you can go ahead and book the first appointment for treatment.

Please note that the fees quoted on the Devonshire House fee schedule do not apply to orthodontics.

In accordance with The British Orthodontic Society guidelines, a quotation for orthodontic treatment can only be provided following an initial consultation as the nature of treatment varies greatly according to each patient.

The British Orthodontic Society states: "Fees for private orthodontic treatment vary widely. The fee varies due to the complexity (difficulty) of the problem, the locality, and the experience of the orthodontist/dentist. Certain techniques such as aligner systems or lingual braces are also more expensive. Prospective patients should always ask for information from the orthodontist/dentist. A written quotation will be given to you but is normally only possible after the orthodontist/dentist has had a chance to assess your problem at a consultation".

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