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.

 

Understanding your
orthodontic needs

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.

Orthodontic treatment

Medical and dental
information

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.

Dental information

Dental information

Orthodontic records

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.

Orthodontic records

Examination

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.

Orthodontic examination

Orthodontic examination

Review options

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.

Orthodontic treatment options

Starting treatment

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.

Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment

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.

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Orthodontic consultation

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Assessment

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