How to Become a Patient

//How to Become a Patient
How to Become a Patient 2016-08-23T20:31:54-07:00


At this first visit, we will be evaluating the need for and proper timing of your orthodontic treatment. Every orthodontic case is different and the doctor will want to look at your teeth, gums and profile before determining a treatment plan for you.

We will also be discussing with you:

• Method of treatment
• Length of treatment
• The Costs involved
• Financial arrangements available



Once the doctor has determined that treatment is for you, we will take diagnostic records.
These include:

  • Impressions or molds of the teeth
  • Digital x-ray of head and teeth
  • Photographs of the mouth and face

The records are studied by the doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you.


Crowding of the teeth

Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws. … Crowding occurs when there is disharmony in the tooth to jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space.


Open bite – Front teeth don’t touch

An open bite is a type of malocclusion, or “bad bite,” that may require orthodontic interception to correct. An open bite is a term used to describe when the upper and lower teeth are unable to make physical contact.


Crossbite Teeth

Crossbite is a form of malocclusion where a tooth (or teeth) has a more buccal or lingual position (that is, the tooth is either closer to the cheek or to the tongue) than its corresponding antagonist tooth.


protrusion teeth

Protruding teeth indicate a poor bite of the back molar teeth and may indicate uneven jaw growth. More often than not, dental protrusion is caused by jaw.



In 1987 we were the first practice to introduce Panoramic radiography and Cephalometry to orthodontics in Jamaica.

In 2006 we were the first to make the leap into the digital age, when we upgraded to the new state of the art Kodak 8000 C system. This digital radiographic machine allowed us to capture stunning radiographs and upload them to our computers almost instantaneously. This machine was also environmentally friendly as it dispensed with the chemical soup that is necessary in the processing of regular X-ray film.

In 2016 we again have upgraded; to the SIRONA Orthophos XG Pan/Ceph machine. This machine the ultimate hybrid solution is precisely tailored to the everyday routines of our practice.