When you arrive at Ashlow, you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists. They may ask you to complete some forms for our records and ask you to take a seat in our waiting area. Our medical history questionnaires are now completed online, so we will ask you for an email address so this can be sent to you. We would ask if you can kindly fill in this medical history questionnaire as soon as possible so that the orthodontist can review the information you have provided.
Your first appointment will be with the specialist orthodontist to carry out a full assessment of your face, jaws and teeth. This will also give you an opportunity to discuss any problems or concerns that you have. The orthodontist will be happy to help you and answer any queries. You may hear the orthodontist shout out some technical words to the nurse during your assessment so please don't worry, this is just part of the assessment. If needed, we may also take x-rays of your teeth to help us with the assessment.
Once this has been completed, the orthodontist will discuss in detail the outcome of the assessment. If you have been referred to as an NHS patient, we will be able to tell you if you qualify for treatment provided under the NHS and what your treatment plan will involve. If you do not qualify for NHS treatment, or if you are a private patient the orthodontist will also discuss the treatment options and costs of the treatment. We will discuss the different types of braces available and which may be best suited to your needs. Again, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.