Your first visit to Smile Design Orthodontics will give you the opportunity to discuss your concerns and problems with our Orthodontist. It will consist of a preliminary evaluation and a discussion regarding treatment, if it is necessary. Diagnostic records including x-rays, photos and impressions may also be taken to determine the complexity of the problem. These also help us to draw up a treatment plan for you. The aim is for you to leave understanding the presenting problems, the options for their correction, likely costs involved and appointments required to begin treatment. Often patients will organise appointments for the commencement of treatment at this initial visit to the surgery.