PretoriaSmile Orthodontics

First Visit

Things to know before visiting PretoriaSmile

PretoriaSmile

Your first visit to PretoriaSmile Orthodontics establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor.

To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more.

There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

STEP ONE: Call, email or book an appointment online!

upon ARRIVAL

You will be welcomed and asked to complete a patient information form. Bring it along, with your ID & Medical Aid Card.

Initial Consultation

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you.

It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this website. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. 

CEPHALOMETRIC
X-RAYS

This is an x-ray of the entire head and the profile.

Hand View

Assessment of the skeletal age and the onset of puberty to assess how much growth there still is.

PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPH

Facial photographs allow us to study asymmetry of the face, smile lines, lip competence, certain facial muscle habits. The smile line is crucial to a truly excellent result.

PERIAPICAL VIEW

A few series of intraoral radiographs is required for assessment of gums & teeth.

Treatment Discussion

Dr Ghabrial will:
1. Discuss patient’s questions & problems
2. Possible alternatives
3. Estimated treatment time

You will Receive

1. Summary of your treatment
2. Financial plan
3. Motivation to the medical aid