It is the analysis of how your teeth, lips and facial structure could work harmoniously in order to get the ideal smile. This analysis is usually conducted as follows;
First Appointment: Making Acquaintences Session.
At the first appointment, the patient is invited to a comfortable and peaceful place and is asked about his/her problems, needs and expectations. Patient expectations are important as unreasonable expectations can lead to dissapointment. In this session, psychological assesmenst and character analysis of the patient is performed. The denstist encourages the patient to talk so as to analyze the relationship between the teeth, jaw and face (the maxillo-facial relationship) . Photographs of intraoral, extraoral and facial structures are taken as well as photographs of the patient’s smile and lip closure. Lower and upper jaw mock ups are made. Teeth color of the patient is recorded and a panaromic film of the patients teeth and jaws is taken.
Presenting Treatment Options
By analyzing some personal and physical characteristics of the patient such as age, skin tone and facial structure, your dentist is in a much better position to come up with an idea on how your teeth should be. In this process, the acquired data is evaluated and treatment options are presented. Information about different treatment options and cost details are given. The model of the mouth and photographs are analyzed together with the patient. The dentist and the patient talk about the final and the probable appearence of the teeth in line with the expectations of the patient.
In this process, the most suitable treatment plan is confirmed with the patient. In fact, every dentist wants to present the most suitable treatment plan to his/her patients but there may be some factors to restrict your dentist such as cost and culture. Your dentist explains how the final result of the treatment and esthetic arrangement will be.