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Braces Step by Step

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Cost: $60
Time: About 30 minutes

  1. Our qualified and experienced dentist, Dr Amith, will examine your mouth and assess your needs Dr Amith will listen to you and offer you the best options for straightening your teeth to meet your personal needs, preferences, expectations and budget.
  2. You may be offered one of the following options that will be involved with different technologies : Fast Braces, Invisalign, C Fast. Inman Aligners, Exceed Ortho, Elemetrix by Sure Smile, Myobrace, or a different solution. To learn about these in more detail, please visit our orthodontics page.
  3. Once you select your preferred braces treatment, a quote will be issued for you. The quote will include all your Orthodontic treatment expenses and be valid for 3 months.
    You can discuss with us an interest free payment plan at this stage.

Step 2: Dental Examination

Cost: $120 NZD
Time: About 45 minutes

  1. Once you select and confirm your Orthodontic treatment, you will be booked in for your next appointment in Dental Today Onehunga.
  2. In your Dental Examination appointment, Dr Amith will conduct a full examination of your mouth, including a Panoramic X-rays.

Step 3: Dental Hygienist

Cost: $185 NZD
Time: About 45 minutes

You may also be recommended to have a hygiene appointment with our dental Hygienist for scale, polish and Fluoride application to your teeth.

Step 4: Records

Cost: $425 NZD
Time: About 30 minutes

Your dental records will be taken in your next appointment at Dental Today Onehunga, in the form of photographs and impressions of your teeth. These will be used to make Study Models and create a treatment plan for straightening your teeth.

Step 5: 3D Imaging

Cost: $1000 NZD
Time: About 1 hour

  1. Dr Amith will Discuss his proposed treatment plan with you based on your records.
  2. With your approval of the treatment plan, an impression of your teeth will then be taken. These impressions will be scanned to the computer.
  3. The 3-D computer imaging technology and the diagnostic information will allow Dr Amith to generate precise positioning for the braces on your teeth according to a virtual representation of your teeth’s final look at the end of the treatment.
  4. Custom-made trays will then be made by the lab to accommodate the braces in their planned position

Step 6: Fitting on the braces

Cost: $1000 NZD
Time: About 1 hour

  1. Dr Amith will place the brackets on your teeth in the precise position planned for you by the computer simulation, using your custom-made trays.
  2. A Ligature (wire) will be attached to the braces.

Step 7: Regular  check-ups with your braces

Cost: depending on your treatment plan:
This is a break down of your treatment cost.
Appointment length: About 30 mins

You will visit Dental Today Onehunga every 4-8 weeks, to ensure your treatment is progressing well. Dr Amith will make adjustments to your braces and replace your ligatures when required. You are likely to feel discomfort for 3-5 days following each adjustment

Your active role at this stage is vital for a successful outcome. Be sure to keep up with your Dental Today Onehunga appointments and follow the guide provided.

Please note: Full orthodontic treatment generally takes between 12 to 36 months

Step 8: Finishing your treatment

Cost: $600 NZD
Appointment length: About 1 hour

  1. Once you complete your treatment we will remove your braces and any attachments.
  2. Dr Amith will place fixed retainers at the back of your teeth and take impressions for removable retainers. Retainers are needed to hold your teeth in the new position and to prevent them from moving back into their original position
  3. You will be required to use the retainers regularly to maintain your treatment results
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