Plunkett Orthodontics

Your First Visit

your first visit

Our aim is to help you achieve a healthy, happy new smile, with beautifully straight teeth. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve your bite and smile. Our practice will work with you all the way, so your orthodontic experience is as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your first visit is very easy.  It will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options may best meet your needs. During your first visit, we will:

  • Listen to your questions and concerns
  • Review your dental and medical history
  • Provide a complete oral exam, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Discuss treatment options available
  • Help you create a customised treatment plan, including the timing of treatment
  • Discuss all financial information and payment options available

Our team will gladly answer any questions you may have and we will provide all the information you need, to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

What happens after the initial consultation?

You are already one step closer to achieving a healthy, happy new smile!  If treatment is indicated and you are ready to start, we will schedule appropriate appointments to place your new orthodontic appliance. An appointment to fit braces is very easy and generally takes about an hour of time.

Scheduling appointments

Visiting the orthodontist every four to eight weeks or so for adjustments, is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you, to make sure that appointments are as convenient as possible and when scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.

We understand that “life happens”!  If you are running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling co-ordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist every six months during orthodontic treatment, for cleaning and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to co-ordinate with your family dentist, to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.


Your co-operation throughout treatment is the essential ingredient, if we are to achieve the best results in the fastest time. Successful orthodontic treatment is always a team effort, between patient and orthodontist. Poor co-operation will result in longer treatment times, and sometimes a compromised result.

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