The guidelines in the UK are that you need to be dentally fit for you to undertaking orthodontics. A full examination needs to occur, including inspection of your teeth, your gums and underlying tissues including the bone. We believe in your safety hence our health regulation.  Hidden cysts – or root resorption from previous treatment could be major pitfalls! We do not ask you to visit another dentist and send their report to us – as we believe this is unsafe and not of a quality we would want to treat our own patients in clinic.