What is Orthodontics? (Orthodontists Perth)
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry which involves:
- A thorough and proper assessment and evaluation of the current alignment of your teeth & jaws.
- Diagnosing the relationship between the sizes of the jaws, the sizes of the teeth, and, how they fit together in both upper and lower jaws. This involves x-rays (front, profile and possibly hand in kids), photos and models of your teeth.
- Exploring the various options of treatment to improve/rectify the above. (Normally presented and discussed with you in a dedicated consultation appointment). This includes estimate of costs & length of treatment.
- The treatment involves the movement of teeth into the best possible position to allow straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile and a more balanced and stable bite going forwards.
Introducing “Specialist Orthodontist” Dr Anthony Hopkins, whose qualifications are:
Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, National University of Ireland Galway 2000
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS), University of Manchester 2006
Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF), Royal College of Surgeons England & Faculty of General Dental Practitioners 2008
Masters of Science in Clinical Orthodontics (Merit) MSc, University of Manchester 2012
Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth), Royal College of Surgeons England 2012
What to Expect?
The first appointment, with Dr Hopkins, is a consultation to evaluate the orthodontic situation. Further records are required for this evaluation process which would include some radiographs, photographs and models of your teeth. These will mostly be taken at this first appointment.
Once the full consultation appointment has been completed, Dr Hopkins is able to then provide a full detailed orthodontic report including options available and costs involved.
Contact us today or make an appointment. Rest assured, you will be in good hands.