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First Visit - Initial Consultation
At the first visit Dr Coveney will review your medical history and complete a full oral examination. He will discuss what options he feels are appropriate for you, when treatment could commence, the estimated duration and approximate cost of treatment.

This appointments allows you to ask questions or raise any concerns your may have.

If you wish to proceed with treatment, appointments will be arranged for the collection of pre-treatment records. If it is too early to commence treatment, we will arrange a review appointment for a later date to assess growth.

Things you may wish to discuss at your Initial Consultation
  • Do I need braces?
  • What are the alternatives?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages to treatment?
  • Is this the right time to start treatment?
  • Should we consider early treatment or delaying treatment?
  • Do you think extraction of teeth are necessary in this case?
  • How long will braces be worn?
  • Will retention appliances be worn after braces are removed?
  • What are retention appliances and how long will I wear them?
  • What are the patients responsibilities during and after treatment?
Please feel free to ask as many questions as you need to understand why treatment is being recommended. You may even wish to take notes during your consultation.

If the patient may be moving away within the next 3 years (to university for example) please mention this to Dr Coveney as this may effect treatment.
   

Second Visit – Impressions & Photographs
At this appointment we take impressions or moulds of your teeth. We also take photographs for medico legal reasons as well as providing a great way to see how you are progressing through treatment.

We will arrange for a referral for Xrays to be taken. These xrays will show all of your teeth and the surrounding bone structure. Dr Coveney requires these xrays to provide an informed treatment plan.

Third Visit – Treatment Discussion
At this appointment Dr Coveney will show you all of the information we have collected and discuss the treatment plan he has formulated for you. It is also a time for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. We will also discuss information regarding costs and financial plans for treatment.

If you are happy with Dr Coveney’s recommendations and wish to proceed with treatment we will then arrange appointments to fit the appliance or braces.


To book an appointment:
Telephone: (03) 5023 4307

or drop in and see us at our clinic at;
250 Deakin Avenue,
Mildura     
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