MadukeBulat is an owner operated orthodontic speciality practice

Diagnosing the right orthodontic treatment

The right orthodontic diagnosis is a critical first step in any treatment. Before beginning any work on someone’s teeth, jaw, and all the muscles and gums around them, orthodontists must examine the patient and determine the best course of action. Since every person is different, and everyone responds to treatment in a different way, this first step is critical. Starting from the best place is the most effective way to begin any orthodontic treatment.

Here is a list of a few things that we do at Maduke Bulat to ensure the best diagnosis.

Medical and Dental evaluations

Everything starts with the our highly-trained and experienced team looking at the patient’s mouth and jaw to see just what medical problems there might be. We also want to know what medical history the patient has, as it may affect the treatment in some rare occasions.


We use two types of x-rays at Maduke Bulat to see exactly what’s happening with a patient’s face, jaw, and teeth. A Cephalometric X-ray shows the entire head and is crucial in treatment planning and diagnosis. They make ‘bad bites’ and other malocclusions clear to see and help when measuring teeth. Panoramic X-rays are used to discover jaw disorders and impacted teeth.

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Just like you see in movie making or video game design, we use a 3-D scanner to take an image of the patient’s dentition to plan the treatment. After the treatment has begun, we can rescan to see exactly how the treatment is working and you can see the progress.

Whether you’re in Delta, Surrey, or anywhere in the Lower Mainland, come and see the professionals at Maduke Bulat and we’ll answer any questions you may have about our thorough diagnosis and effective treatment.

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