The second appointment consists in the production of the documents necessary for the diagnosis of each patient, namely:
– photographs of the face and teeth
– dental molds
-clinical examination of the mouth and the masticatory system
For this appointment, patients (even minors) must not be accompanied by their parents or legal officers. However, this initial documentation is produced only with their consent. A complete and detailed study of these documents will therefore allow us to develop a customized treatment plan. In some cases, multiple treatment plans and orthodontic devices may be available. We will investigate a possible coverage by the disability insurance or health insurance if the patient meets specific criteria. The discussion meeting is very important. We will discuss the results of the initial documentation (diagnosis) and treatment plans. In the event that different therapeutic approaches are possible, the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment plan will be outlined to help you with your choice. Although many different approaches are often possible, it is always necessary to tailor the treatment to the patient tolerance and degree of cooperation, and choose the device that is the best fit in relation to the treatment objectives. You will be given a detailed explanation of the practical and administrative questions of the treatment. In this appointment we will provide you with the final quote for the chosen treatment. Despite the fact that this consultation, in the case of minors, is of fundamental importance for the parents, my experience showed that the presence of the young patient himself helps him/her to take greater responsibility for his/her treatment. A written report on the diagnostic and therapeutic plan will be provided and a copy will be sent to the general dentist if desired with all the produced documentation up to that point.