Your first visit

At Ripley Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on delivering you expert, quality orthodontic care – and that starts from your very first visit. So, what else can you expect?

First things first

To begin with, we want you to feel welcome and comfortable in our clinic. Orthodontic treatment is a process. It can take anywhere from three months for minor treatment, to 24 months for major orthodontic work. That’s why we believe it’s important to develop a rapport with you, our patients, during that time.

Your first visit is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. You can ask us any questions you have about your treatment, orthodontics in general, and our hobbies and interests. Whatever makes you feel that extra bit comfortable about your treatment journey, we’re here to help.

First things first

Preparing your treatment plan

To ensure you get the straight teeth and the beautiful new smile you’ve come to us for, we need to prepare a treatment plan for you. This is like a blueprint of your treatment journey – it sets out the steps we want your teeth to take over time so they move into the straighter position we need them to be in.

To prepare your treatment plan we’ll need a few details:

  • Your medical and dental history (please bring this with you or ask your referring dentist to send it through to us)
  • A scan of your teeth (we’ll take this at your first visit if we haven’t already)
  • Digital impressions

This information helps us to establish how your teeth sit now and what treatment is required to guide them into the desired position.

Preparing your treatment plan

Getting started

Once your treatment plan is prepared (this will also include a quote for your treatment) and you have committed to treatment, it’s time to have your braces or Invisalign aligners prepared and fitted to your teeth.

We may be able to do this at your first visit or we’ll arrange for you to come back at your earliest convenience for a fitting appointment. Your treatment will then begin and over the coming months we’ll work closely with you to ensure your treatment progresses as it should. Along the way, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us or contact our team. They’re always happy to help. You may also find the answers to your questions on our orthodontics FAQs page.

First things first

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