Q : Do I have to be referred by a general dentist to consult an orthodontist ?
No. If you believe that you have a problem with your bite or if you are unsatisfied with your smile, you can call our office directly to schedule your consultation without a recommendation.
Q : When should my child first see an orthodontist ?
Every child should have an orthodontic screening no later than age 7 to diagnose or prevent problems that should be treated young. But it is never too late to consult: the treatment needed will be determined by the severity of the malocclusion.
Q : Can adults benefit from an orthodontic treatment ?
Yes. Orthodontics is possible at any age. You can improve your smile with Orthodontics as long as your teeth, your gums and the bone supporting your teeth are healthy.
Q : What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist ?
An orthodontist is a dentist who completed a two to three year accredited post-graduate program at University. Orthodontists limit their practice to the treatment of dental and facial irregularities and are therefore expert at moving teeth and guiding the growth of the jaws.
Q : Are orthodontic appliances painful ?
It is normal to experience some discomfort after orthodontic appliances are first installed or adjusted. Generally, this discomfort will last a few days and every patient will get used to the appliances.
Q : How long is an orthodontic treatment ?
A minor problem in a young patient can take a few months to correct whereas a complete orthodontic treatment can last approximately two years. In the case of a more severe malocclusion in which for example a jaw surgery may be required, the treatment may then last more than two years.
Q : How much does an orthodontic treatment cost ?
The cost of an orthodontic treatment depends on the type of the malocclusion and its severity. To allow you to benefit all your life from Orthodontics, we offer flexible interest free payment plans to help meet your financial needs.
Quebec Association of Orthodontists (QAO)www.associationdesorthodontistes.com
Intra-oral iTero® Element scannerwww.invisalign.ca/the-invisalign-difference/itero-3d-scanner
Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO)www.cao-aco.org
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)www.braces.org
Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS)www.caoms.com
Canadian Dental Association (CDA)www.cda-adc.ca
American Dental Association (ADA)www.ada.org
Ordre des Dentistes du Québec (ODQ)www.odq.qc.ca
Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC)www.rcdc.ca