When you come in for your orthodontic appointments, you may wonder whether you will see the orthodontist at every appointment. It might interest you to know that all Gold Coast orthodontists have a support team to help carry out your orthodontic treatment with braces or invisalign. When you come into our clinic, you will see different members of our highly trained and highly skilled team but you can be confident that every single appointment and every stage of your treatment has been carefully thought out and planned by the specialist and then carried out according to his precise instructions by the whole team.
Gold Coast Orthodontist
Specialist orthodontist, Dr Steven Semaan will see you at your initial consultation and diagnose your orthodontic conditions. After your 3D scan, the orthodontist will personally design your smile and entire treatment from start to finish on the computer. This smile design is then used to custom make your clear aligners for invisalign or brackets and wires for braces. The rest of the team follow this plan under the explicit directions of the orthodontist.
So who else forms part of the orthodontic treatment team and what do they do?
At our orthodontic office on the Gold Coast, we have a highly qualified Oral Health Therapist who is a registered primary healthcare professional. This person examines and treats the teeth of pre-school, primary and secondary school children under the supervision of a dentist or specialist orthodontist. I guess you could say that they are a “mini-dentist”. You will see Oral Health Therapist during most of your appointments including getting your braces put on, getting your invisalign attachments polished, having retainers bonded and most of your routine adjustment visits.
Another vital member of our orthodontic team is our orthodontic assistants. They assist the orthodontist, Oral Health Theraprist and also will see you to provide starting instructions, issue aligners, bond attachments and for some of your routine appointments. Each of our girls is highly trained to perform the directions of the orthodontist.
Each member of our team is critical to the success of your treatment.