James Andrews Orthodontics

what to expect

What should you expect during your orthodontic consultation?

We’re thrilled to join you on your  journey towards a perfect smile. During your first consultation, we want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.

We review your scans, dental history, and medical conditions, combining all the essential information to craft a life-changing, custom treatment plan just for you. It’s all about tailoring the solution to match your individual needs and desires. Once we’ve explored the treatment options together, you’ll be stunned at how we can align your orthodontic journey with your unique lifestyle.

Of course, we understand that financing plays a crucial role in the decision-making process. That’s why our dedicated coordinator will guide you through the available financing options, maximising your dental benefits to make your dream smile a reality. We want to ensure that nothing stands in the way of you getting the orthodontic care you deserve. 

So now that you’re clued up on how we do things, why wait any longer? Schedule your orthodontic consultation with us today and take the first step towards the smile you’ve always wanted! Our team is ready to welcome you with open arms and provide the exceptional care you deserve.


James Andrews a Perth based orthodontist

A Guide to your First Orthodontic Appointment Perth

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Once you arrive, we'll be there to assist you with the check-in process. We'll walk you through filling in your intake paperwork and gathering any required dental insurance details.

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Teeth Scan

Next, we use our cutting-edge 3D scanning equipment to quickly take a digital image of your teeth with a camera. It’s easy and best of all, there is no x-ray and no gooey plaster to bite on.

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Dental Records

All necessary 2D and 3D Photographs and Dental Radiographs will be taken in the comfort of our clinic. These are necessary for an accurate diagnosis and to formulate a customised treatment plan

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Tailored Plan

Dr. Andrews will collaborate with you or your guardian to evaluate the most suitable treatment options. Your input is invaluable to us as we work together to bring your dream smile to life!

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After you've chosen the treatment path that resonates with you, our dedicated coordinator will be there to support you in exploring our range of accommodating financing options.

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Before your 1st Appointment

We know your time is valuable, which is why we’ve made it easy for you to breeze through your visit. Simply complete our new patient form prior to your appointment to streamline the process. And remember, if you have any questions or need assistance, our friendly team is here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out—we’re more than happy to assist you every step of the way!

Arrange a Complimentary Consultation!

Whether you prefer a virtual consultation or an in-person visit to our Perth clinic, we’re ready to get started. Your first appointment is on us, and it comes with personalised recommendations tailored specifically to your orthodontic needs. No referral from a general dentist needed!

Common Treatments

We truly understand the incredible power of a confident smile. Whether we're working with kids, adults, or supporting families, our mission is to provide orthodontic solutions that truly work for you. With a patient-centric approach, cutting-edge techniques, and our specialised expertise, we are committed to helping you achieve the smile you've always dreamed of. Join us on this exciting journey and let your smile spread joy to the world!


Spaced or gapped teeth


Narrow arches

Jaw and facial growth problems


Missing teeth

Impacted teeth

Gummy smiles

Popular Treatment Options

Where modern treatment options are infused with a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere! We are firm believers in the power of transparency and personalisation, ensuring that your orthodontic journey aligns perfectly with your expectations, interests, lifestyle, and financial considerations. As a valued patient at Andrews Orthodontics, your unique needs and desires take centre stage as we strive to deliver a comfortable and result-oriented experience.

Clear aligners (aka Invisalign)

Invisible lingual braces (incognito)


Corrective jaw surgery

Bite correction



Teeth whitening

Teeth contouring/ reshaping

Gingival/ gum contouring

Snoring/ sleep appliances


Orthodontists are experts in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of facial abnormalities and other oral problems. Several treatment options are available here to correct bite, crooked teeth, and jaw alignment. Orthodontists receive additional training after completing dentistry. When going for orthodontic treatment with braces, you need to make sure that you are treated by an orthodontist. Usually, orthodontists perform treatment to straighten teeth, they can also help correct misaligned bite and treat painful bite. Just have an assessment by fixing an appointment to the Orthodontist, you can know in more detail the treatment done to you by the Orthodontist.

When your braces are first put on, you may not feel any discomfort, but as time headway you may feel some sensitivity of the teeth and discomfort of the cheeks and gums. We recommend you take the medication that you would normally take for a headache, but stay away from antiinflammatory drugs as these effect the rate of movement of your teeth.

Some people be afflicted by mouth ulcers if the braces are rubbing on the inside of your cheek. A mouth rinse, such as Difflam C ®, may help to ease the discomfort, and Kenalog in Orobase® is useful to protect the tissues of the cheeks, but is hard to apply. If you have feel that your braces are rubbing, apply dental wax to any areas of the braces which are causing discomfort, and let us know at your next appointment.

For the first few days, you should have a simple diet of soft foods. After a few days, you may become more adventurous, but during treatment you won’t need to change your diet too much. Just make sure to avoid foods and drinks like gum and gum, lollipops, caramel, and hard things like raw carrot sticks, hard crackers, corn on the cob, and ice cubes. Make sure you don’t chew on pens, pencils, or fingernails either. During your wellness appointment, we’ll give you a list of foods to avoid.

It depends on the severity of your orthodontic needs and the equipment we need to use to straighten your teeth. At Grade 1 Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment is an investment. That’s why we offer competitive treatment rates and interest-free payment plans to help keep your orthodontic treatment costs affordable.

You will need regular appointments to adjust your braces. Appointment intervals are preferably between six and 12 weeks. Please ensure you arrive on time for your appointments. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we might have to reschedule your appointment.

It’s correct! Braces won’t affect most sports, but you should always wear a mouth guard. A custom-fit mouthguard can interfere with tooth movement unless it is specially designed and manufactured. If the mouth guard is rubbing, cut it until it feels comfortable. Alternatively, you can buy a mouth guard from a sports store.

Yes, although braces will make it a little more difficult to play. If you do have any difficulties, please reach us or hygienists for advice.

Yes. It is important that you still visit your dentist/periodontist every six months for checkups. Some patients will require more regular visits.

Yes, we do. In fact, we have treated so many patients using Invisalign®.

Yes Invisalign® is, and in some cases it can get better results than traditional treatment of metal braces. It has certainly revolutionised the orthodontic treatment industry!

Is not! No one is too old to wear braces. At James Andrews, we treat more adult patients than children and achieve excellent results for each patient.

Yes we do. We encourage all parents to bring their child in for an early orthodontic consultation. This enables us to take a proactive approach to their care and make a best plan for any orthodontic treatment they may need in the future.

Yes it is, and at James Andrews we abide with all oral health rules and regulations. All our equipment is sterilised and the clinic environment is kept with hygiene so you don’t have to worry about your health.