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Diagnostic records

The next step is to perform detailed diagnostic procedures as part of the preparation of your treatment plan.
In addition to photos of your face and teeth, we will also take X-rays of your teeth and head. 

We will naturally also take exact impressions of your teeth and use them to make plaster casts. These casts will then be mounted in an articulator which matches the positioning of your jaw joints. This is how we document the initial situation prior to orthodontic treatment.

We are pleased to point out that our office uses the latest in dento-facial imaging technology. Under certain circumstances (i.e. if a patient suffers from temporomandibular disorders, impacted teeth or any other pathology related to the jaws and teeth) it is advisable to take three-dimensional images of the head using cone beam computer tomography (CT). This type of CT has been specifically developed for dental/orthodontic diagnostic procedures and has a significantly lower radiation exposure level than traditional computer tomography.
We use this process to obtain multiple, high-quality three-dimensional images of the jaw joints, teeth and jaws.

After collating and analyzing the data gathered during your initial visit, your medical and dental anamnesis and the records created during your diagnostic record appointment, I will set about preparing a treatment plan for you and/or your child.

Complete documentation is a prerequisite for:

  • The drawing up of a treatment plan
  • The monitoring and documentation of treatment progress
  • Modifications to the treatment plan (if required)
  • The documentation of treatment success further to completion
  • The forecasting of potential future changes brought on by tooth movement or growth