Discover what happens
at your first visit
The first time you visit Darwin Orthodontic Centre you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff, beginning your initial orthodontic consultation and your smile journey! We know that most of our patients are pursuing orthodontic treatment for the first time, so we will do everything we can to make this new experience easy.
Having successful orthodontic treatment begins at the very first consultation appointment. During this time, we ensure we have all the necessary information to provide you with the most comprehensive care possible. Here is what happens during your first visit to our offices in Darwin, Palmerston or Kununurra.
Medical and dental
We will ask you to complete a questionnaire that captures prerequisite medical and dental information and allows you to highlight your concerns and objectives for your orthodontic treatment programme. This will get our team up to speed with your unique circumstances.
We suggest our patients get clinical photos and x-rays (radiographs) during the first appointment. These are called “diagnostic records” and they enable our orthodontist to develop a suitable treatment plan for you or your child.
You’ll then get a chance to discuss your orthodontic goals and objectives with Dr Swann. He will perform a full orthodontic check-up and note any information that might impact your recommended treatment plan.
Once Dr Swann has a clear picture of your orthodontic concerns, goals and desires for treatment, we will review potential treatment options to get an idea of what you may prefer.
Once you are ready, we will get you set up with a follow-up appointment to further discuss your options. At the second appointment, we will explain the treatment in detail, review the timeframes and length of treatment, and discuss expected outcomes and cost.
After you select your treatment and payment method, we will get you scheduled for your fitting appointment.
Let’s get you scheduled!
If you are ready to get your orthodontic journey started, simply fill out our form and we will be in touch to schedule your initial appointment as soon as possible.Book a consultation