Always see a trained clinician If you are considering having orthodontic treatment, seeing a suitably trained clinician is absolutely vital. They will have the knowledge, expertise and experience to make sure you’re guided through a complex medical process in a safe, appropriate and effective manner. Before you embark on any treatment, you need to be checked to make sure that you are suitable for orthodontic treatment. This is not only to make sure that the treatment will work but also that it is safe for you. Your oral health needs to be a certain standard to be able to have orthodontics. So, before treatment, a clinician will give you an examination to make sure your bones and gums are healthy. They may take scans, impressions and photographs of your teeth also. Once you know you are suitable for treatment, they will walk you through the various options that are available to you. You’ll learn more about the different brace types and their cost. All of this will put you in a far better position to decide which treatment is best for you and will give you the best chance of achieving the healthy smile you're seeking.