Dental Examination During your first visit Dr Kataria will conduct a thorough examination of the facial structure, the bite, alignment of the teeth, health of the soft tissues and jaw function.

Dr Kataria will also take a series of measurements and discuss the need for orthodontic treatment.

If treatment is needed, diagnostic records are also collected at this visit. These comprise digital photographs of the face and teeth, and dental impressions to construct plaster study models of the teeth. You will also be referred for orthodontic x-rays of the teeth and facial bones.

With these records, Dr Kataria will be able to provide a detailed and accurate assessment, as well as a personalised treatment plan.

A second appointment is made, at which Dr Kataria will discuss the ideal treatment plan, as well as any alternative options that are available. With the aid of computer software, and the records taken at your last visit, she will thoroughly explain your bite problems and the treatment required to correct them. If it is too early to start treatment, we will place you in our continuing care programme.

Your child will be reviewed periodically, at no cost, until they are ready to commence treatment.