Yes, you will have complementary visits up until the day of your first braces placement visit. We will answer all of your questions and provide options for future payments. Offering flexible payment plans allow us to make your visits easy and stress free.
Our skilled team will help you every step of the way with your insurance. You will never need to wait on hold again. We will take care of all of your insurance needs.
No, not at all. Most of our patients will listen to music and some even fall fast asleep. You may experience a slight ache and sore feeling approximately five hours after braces are placed, although you will be provided with all of the tips and tricks to make your adjustment time very comfortable.
Each appointment is between six and eight weeks long and ten to twenty minutes long. We know that your time is valuable so we make staying on time a priority. The modern technology of wires and braces allows us a better result with fewer appointments.
Yes; you can choose from many colours each visit, and you can even have more than one colour at a time.
We use low profile braces that will not affect your speech and they are very small to ensure that you feel comfortable with your appearance with little or no change.
We offer many different options for braces including traditional metallic with the option of colour, ceramic or clear braces, speed braces, Invisalign, and even inside braces.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed an advanced education program following dental school to learn the special skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development.
Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid surgery and more serious complications. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age 7 or earlier if a problem is detected by parents, the family dentist, or the child’s physician.
Phase I, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. expander, retainer, or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of seven and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, or harmful oral habits.
Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment because it involves full braces when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of eleven and thirteen.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. Twenty to twenty five percent of orthodontic patients today are adults.
Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects them are the main components. When the archwire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape. As it does so, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new, more ideal positions.
Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from one to two years. Actual treatment time can be affected by rate of growth and severity of the correction necessary. Treatment length is also dependent upon patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments are important in keeping treatment time on schedule.
The placement of bands and brackets on your teeth does not hurt. Once your braces are placed and connected with the archwires you may feel some soreness of your teeth for one to four days. Your lips and cheeks may need one to two weeks to get used to the braces on your teeth.
No. It is recommended, however, that patients protect their smiles by wearing a mouth guard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouth guards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Yes, you should continue to see your family dentist every 3 months for cleanings.