No, a referral is not necessary to see an Orthodontist. However, a referral from your General Dentist or other Medical Specialist is always welcome as they may have specific concerns, which need to be addressed.
Crowded and skew teeth are difficult to maintain and clean. These irregularities may lead to tooth conditions such as tooth decay and potentially gum disease and tooth loss. Other orthodontic issues may lead to unusual wear on the teeth, difficulty chewing properly, unnecessary stress on bone and gums that support the teeth. This may lead to further issues such as misaligned jaws, which may result in persistent headaches or soreness in the face and neck.
If orthodontic issues are left untreated they often persist and worsen. Specialist care and treatment is often cheaper early on than the supplementary care necessary to maintain the improvements made. Moreover, if left untreated the costlier it would be to get a more serious or complicated procedure done.
The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the treatment, which will be undertaken. At your initial consultation, your orthodontist will undertake a thorough assessment of your mouth and jaw to determine the extent of the treatment required. Cost and payment plans can then be discussed, as well as the expected treatment time and results.
Yes, here at South Yarra Orthodontics we offer our patients flexible payment plan solutions to suit most family monthly budgets.
To learn more about our payments, call our friendly team today.
A useful rule of thumb when it comes to dental check-ups is usually every six months. The frequency of dental visits should be based upon a person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. Asking your dentist about the recommended time between visits for you will ensure that your dental health stays in top-notch condition.