The goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve harmony and balance between the teeth and face, in other words, a beautiful smile. But there are added benefits too. Crowded or protruding teeth may be more susceptible to decay as well as to gum disease and if your teeth don’t meet properly you can suffer jaw problems.
Seeing a specialist
It is important to us that at your first Consultation you are examined by a Specialist Orthodontist.The General Dental Council only allows those who have completed a recognised post-graduate orthodontic training course ( usually 3 years) to use this title as evidence of their higher qualification.This combined with our vast experience in Orthodontic treatment for children and adults assures that quality and excellence of treatment is second to none.
The Grosvenor Orthodontic Clinic works with a number of hospitals in South London and North Kent as well as dental practices which regularly refer patients for a consultation and treatment. Patients wishing to contact us directly for a consultation and to discuss treatment options are also welcome.
Your first consultation
At your first consultation, our leading specialist orthodontist, Dr Keith Pearson or one of his four GDC Registered senior associates will discuss with you what you would like to achieve. X-rays may be taken, not just of your teeth but of your mouth and jaws. More recently we have added a 3 dimensional x-ray imaging machine which allows us to view the teeth and jaws from all possible view points.At present we are the only practice in the South East that offer this service. Impressions and photographs may also be necessary. We want to have a complete understanding of how your teeth align and your jaw functions. We don’t begin treatment until we are fully satisfied that we understand your problem and can provide the correct solution, giving you plenty of time to get to know us and have all your questions answered. We would request that those patients under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the first appointment.
We have recently introduced the Patient Care Coordinator role in our clinic to provide additional support to our clinicians in managing patient care and experience. Her role is to welcome you to the practice and go through any questions or concerns you may have. The treatment plan, clinical assessment, treatment prognosis etc, will remain the remit of the orthodontist.