Ask our orthodontists

Ask our orthodontists

Getting orthodontic treatment can be overwhelming. In fact, when we meet for the initial consultation, we tend to share lots of information with you so you can understand exactly what will happen every step of the way. It’s common for patients to leave the office and have questions that they may have forgotten to ask during the visit. And that’s okay. This section covers some of the questions our patients most frequently ask and some of the areas that often require clarification.

Children can have a consultation as early as 7 years old. In most cases, treatment doesn’t begin at that time. At that age, the orthodontist will determine if the child is predisposed to imbalances wi...
Children can have a consultation as early as 7 years old. In most cases, treatment doesn’t begin at that time. At that age, the orthodontist will determine if the child is predisposed to imbalances within the jaw and will recommend early action to facilitate treatment in later years.
Most people are probably candidates for Invisalign. However in cases where there are extractions or surgery is required, then Invisalign may not be an option. Talk to your orthodontist.
After your teeth have been moved into their proper position and the appliance has been removed, they are still quite malleable. Retainers will help stabilize the bite. They are worn full time the firs...
After your teeth have been moved into their proper position and the appliance has been removed, they are still quite malleable. Retainers will help stabilize the bite. They are worn full time the first year and then, only when you sleep during the second year. We will follow your treatment during this 2-year period. After this time, you become your own orthodontist and monitor your tooth alignment. You should wear your retainer as needed to maintain your result for a lifetime.
Call our main office phone number (514-484-7225) and you will be given one of our doctor’s cell phone numbers. They will assess the severity of your emergency and help you through it.
Orthodontics can be done if a woman is pregnant. However, there is usually a need to have diagnostic records taken before the start of treatment. X-rays should not be taken if you are pregnant, but if...
Orthodontics can be done if a woman is pregnant. However, there is usually a need to have diagnostic records taken before the start of treatment. X-rays should not be taken if you are pregnant, but if they have already been taken, then the orthodontic process is not a problem. Furthermore, although everyone is susceptible to gingival and periodontal problems if their oral hygiene is poor, the pregnancy hormones make women more susceptible to these problems. It is even more critical during your treatment that your oral hygiene is impeccable.
Yes. Please book a consult or ask the Doctors at your next appointment.
Generally speaking, the price is different for each patient. It all depends on the length and type of treatment required. Fees are based on how much treatment the teeth need. After our first assessmen...
Generally speaking, the price is different for each patient. It all depends on the length and type of treatment required. Fees are based on how much treatment the teeth need. After our first assessment, the orthodontist will give you a better idea of the costs involved.
Absolutely. Most times, patients pay an initial fee and then divide the balance equally over the ACTIVE treatment time (on average 18-24 months). The good thing is, there are no taxes or interest on t...
Absolutely. Most times, patients pay an initial fee and then divide the balance equally over the ACTIVE treatment time (on average 18-24 months). The good thing is, there are no taxes or interest on these payments since they are for services rendered. Your fee also includes the retention portion. Treatment will be completed when the braces are removed or you are on your final Invisalign aligner.
We understand how anxious you are to get your braces off however, identifying when they will be removed and the exact date the treatment ends is never easy. There are several factors that could affect...
We understand how anxious you are to get your braces off however, identifying when they will be removed and the exact date the treatment ends is never easy. There are several factors that could affect the outcome including patient compliance, the general health of surrounding tissues, bone density, and cancelled or missed appointments. That being said, we can give you a rough idea of how many months of treatment you can expect.
Sometimes we may need to create spaces to help align areas that were very crowded. Rest assured, that all spaces will be closed at the end of treatment, unless otherwise specified at the beginning.
Elastics help us to move teeth individually and help correct the bite by pulling teeth in one jaw against teeth in the opposing jaw. Elastics are worn full time but not always for the duration of the ...
Elastics help us to move teeth individually and help correct the bite by pulling teeth in one jaw against teeth in the opposing jaw. Elastics are worn full time but not always for the duration of the entire treatment. Compliance is extremely important.
A preliminary examination can determine if it’s right for you, but most people are good candidates for Invisalign. In cases where extractions or surgery are necessary, invisalign may not be an option.
Unfortunately, we will need to replace that aligner with a new one. (An extra cost will be incurred)
The most common reason gums get inflamed during treatment is because of poor oral hygiene. It is important that you are extra diligent about brushing and flossing every day.
Not necessarily…wires need to be active for a pre-determined amount of time (as are Invisalign aligners) and changing them more frequently does not help teeth move quicker.