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.
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!
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!
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.
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. 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.