Your Treatment

Understand our process and what your typical appointment schedule will look like.

Before Treatment

This is the initial contact between you (or your child) and Dr. Masters. We carry out an extensive and thorough clinical examination and our aim is to answer any questions or possible doubts you may have regarding your orthodontic treatment.

This is a very informal appointment where we get to meet you. We know that some people don’t particularly like visiting the dentist and we want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Our aim is for you to go home with the as much information as possible and for all your questions and doubts to be answered. We want to get to know you and your wishes and concerns and want to make you feel welcome with our somewhat different approach.

You tell us the reason for your visit (cosmetic, functional, pain) and we will briefly explain to you if there is any type of malo-occlusion present and if so, which treatment modality best fits your personal needs.

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Your Second Visit

When you are ready to begin your orthodontic journey with us, the next step is to take full orthodontic records. No need to worry about those horrible and uncomfortable impressions of your teeth anymore. We are a choke free practice!!! We have a state of the art intraoral camera ( 3D scanner) that allows us to obtain a much quicker and more accurate copy of your teeth and bite. At this appointment, we take a full series of intraoral and extraoral digital photographs, panoramic Xrays, a lateral Cephalometric Xray, Intraoral scans, bite registrations and in certain cases complementary 3D Xrays (CBCT) of your teeth, jaws and/or Temperomandibular Joints (TMJ’s). Once we have gathered all this data, we have the necessary information to study your case. This enables us to formulate a comprehensive problem list and consequently a suitable diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.

Your Third Visit

At this appointment Dr. Masters will sit down with you and analyse the diagnostic findings obtained in the previous Records appointment. We will show you personalised presentation of your case and explain the possible treatment option(s) available to you. We will illustrate the types of appliances that might be suitable for your particular case, their cost and an estimate of how long your treatment might take and answer any questions or doubts you might have: will it be painful? Do I need extractions? etc. Once you and Dr. Masters agree and decide on the best available option, we will then be able to give you a final quotation for your treatment. This will depend on the complexity of your problem(s) and on the type of appliance you choose. We pride ourselves in being honest and upfront and as such, any quotation we give you at Masters Orthodontics is set in stone with no hidden costs, extras or small print.

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During Treatment

Depending on the type of treatment chosen, tend to see you every 6-8 weeks for follow up appointments. Appointment length might vary depending on what is being done that day but no appointment is less than 30 minutes.

We usually take control photographs at every visit so that we can monitor and assess the progress of your treatment.

After Treatment

This is what we call the Retention phase. Once treatment is finished, we do not want your teeth to move back (relapse) to their initial position. This phase is just as important as the active phase of treatment.

We usually give you a fixed retainer as well as a removable one for you to sleep with. It is essential that you follow the instructions given for their use to prevent any unwanted movement after you obtain your perfect smile.

We will then see you periodically for retainer check controls for one year after you have your braces off.

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J M.
J M.
Before having braces treatment, I decided to do some research on orthodontics, and this is how I found dr Laurence Masters. As a specialist, he came highly recommended, and all his patients were delighted with his... services. I went for a consultation, and was indeed impressed! He is very friendly, smart and a master ( maybe this is where his name comes from?) when it comes to braces, teeth and co. I am so happy with the outcome, his experience and expertise delivered lovely results!!Thank you for my new healthy and beautiful smile!read more
Diana T
Diana T
Best orthodontist in the realm!! Honestly, I cannot praise dr Laurence enough! He was able to help me from the first appointment, explained how the system (jaw muscles teeth) connects, assessed me as a whole human and... addressed all the issues in a very professional and friendly manner. I had massive jaw and muscles pain, went to a couple of doctors and no one gave me any answers. Luckily, found him and he has impressive knowledge about everything, not just teeth! Plus, he is genuinely nice and cares a lot about his patients. If you’re looking for exceptional service then look no further, you’ve got your man here!! I couldn’t be happier with my treatment, and I know I’m the best of hands. Would definitely recommend 5 star is not enough. Thank you for everything, I will be forever grateful!read more
Georgiana T.
Georgiana T.
Excellent, turned my wife into a stunner!!!!!! Lol. Of course she was pretty good looking to start with. Anyway jokes aside, the in depth understanding the how the teeth and jaw work together was a revelation and the... results were to. Would strongly recommend.read more
James W.
James W.
Had Invisalign treatment (top and bottom teeth) with Dr Masters from Feb '19 to March '20. Great professional and friendly service, options thoroughly explored and explained which was required as I had a tricky... situation with a remaining baby tooth to work around. Very pleased with the results, everything went smoothly in line with predicted time frames. Highly recommend Dr Masters to anybody else considering teeth straightening procedures.read more
Michael B.
Michael B.
I couldn't have asked for a better dentist doing my braces. Lawrence is an excellent orthodontist - always providing the best service. I travel from Manchester to see him and I would highly recommend him. Grateful for... everything he has done for me. Thank you again Lawrence.read more
Zainab A.
Zainab A.
Dr Masters is a highly qualified orthodontist applying the latest technology to provide a service of excellence. Highly recommended.
Amarals T.
Amarals T.
I was very impressed with Dr Masters' approach, he took his time to explain the different treatment options for my particular dental problem. I have been suffering with jaw pain for several years and in 45 minutes Dr... Masters managed to explain to me what no one had been able to do for 20 years. I am very happy with the treatment and I no longer suffer from headaches and jaw pain. I highly recommend him.read more
John S.
John S.
I was recommended to see Laurence for my orthodontics and it's so worth it!I travel all the way from Oldham to Chester every 6 weeks for my treatment and wouldn't change that for anything.He is very professional and... extremely knowledgeable in this field, yet treats you just like a family friend and is somebody who I would certainly recommend to see, whatever your concerns may be, he is the man!I'm half way through my treatment, currently have fixed braces on and there has been so many positive changes so far... I can't wait till it's all complete, thanks again Laurence!read more
Jay P.
Jay P.
I have recently started Invisalign treatment with Dr. Masters and so far I am really happy with it. Laurence is knowledgable, friendly and very professional. He takes the time to explain procedures and has a true... passion for his work.He offers the latest 3D technology instead of the horrible mold they usually take of your bite. He uses a camera that instantly projects your teeth on a screen - amazing technology and no discomfort.With English not being my native language, I was so happy that I could explain everything to him in my own language as he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English all fluently! I highly, highly recommend him!!read more
Diana C.
Diana C.