First Visit

Your first orthodontic appointment.At Choonara Orthodontics, we want all our patients to feel at home from the moment they enter our doors from the first time to when they leave with a brand new smile. Our practice is located conveniently in Randburg, but we serve patients in and around Johannesburg, Sandton & Midrand. Whether you’re looking for one of the top orthodontists in the country for your child, or want to improve your smile with Invisalign, Choonara Orthodontics is a premier choice. 

Your first visit with our orthodontic office is an exciting time for both us and you! It is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and a time designed for you to get to know our friendly team and learn about the treatments and services we offer. Below, you’ll find more information about what to expect.

Your First Appointment

Your first visit with us will last between 30 about 45 minutes, which is just enough time for Dr. Choonara to determine whether early intervention or waiting to begin treatment is the best option. We’ve outlined the steps of the initial consultation below.

  • We start by taking several photographs of your teeth, along with a series of x-rays. This allows us to see beneath the gums like the position and growth of the bones and joints and any teeth that have yet to emerge from the gums.
  • Impressions or molds come next, which are made by simply biting down on soft putty-like material. Dr. Choonara uses this precise replica of your teeth and bite to understand exactly what the problem is and how to best treat it.
  • The final step is the complete examination. We may ask you some questions like whether your jaws make sounds when opening or closing your mouth or if you have any problems chewing or swallowing. 

All of this information is used by Dr. Choonara to make a proper diagnosis and to finalize your treatment plan during your first visit with us.

Discussing Your Treatment Options

Once your examination is completed, will will discuss our findings with you. Many times, we advise our patients to return later for a checkup so we can determine when the best time is to start treatment. If we ask you to return later, your follow-up appointment is complimentary.

Dr. Choonara will lay out a general treatment plan, discussing your options with you and how long you can expect treatment to take. We’ll also discuss payment options, and work together with you to find a plan that fits your needs.

We’re confident that once you leave our office, you’ll have a good understanding of how we can help you achieve the healthy and attractive smile you deserve. We want you to enjoy the time you spend with us and promise to always take the time needed to explain anything that’s unclear to you. Please feel free to ask as many questions as needed during this consultation!

Schedule Your First Visit With Your Local Johannesburg Orthodontist

If you’re ready to set up your initial visit with Dr. Choonara, please call our office at (011) 678-8090 or complete the appointment request form online. We're located in Johannesburg, but proudly service patients throughout South Africa including Sandton, Randburg, and Midrand. We love meeting new patients and are looking forward to welcoming you to our practice.