What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed postgraduate training at an accredited university program with a duration of 3 years. Orthodontists are dental specialists who limit their practice to the treatment of all types of dentofacial malocclusions. They are the experts at correcting the position of teeth and guiding the growth of the jaws.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all types of malocclusion. Orthodontists limit their practice to orthodontics. They handle all types of malocclusion (misaligned teeth and/or inadequate relationship between the jaws) in children, teens and adults. To become orthodontist, you must be a general dentist, and then successfully complete a 3-year full time university Specialty in Orthodontics recognized by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). And to finally be awarded the title of Orthodontist, students must pass an examination by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC).
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Would I benefit from orthodontics even as an adult?
Orthodontic treatment is possible at any age. We take the time to answer your questions and suggest treatments to meet your needs. We have the welfare of our patients at heart. You should know that it is never too late to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile through orthodontics.
How much does an orthodontic treatment cost?
The fees are based on the severity of malocclusion and treatment duration. Therefore, they can vary from one patient to another. During your first visit, we will be able to give you an accurate assessment of the costs. If you have insurance, we will be happy to fill in the insurance form and explain the steps for you to receive your refund.
Also be aware that the amounts paid for orthodontic care may be deductible as medical expenses.
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Why is oral hygiene so important during orthodontic treatment?
The orthodontic brackets can accumulate food, which is a delight for bacteria! Gingivitis and cavities become inevitable if dental hygiene is not adequate and plaque is allowed to build up around the braces. We must therefore make sure to take time to dislodge the food and thus to ensure that there is no damage to the enamel, to maintain a beautiful smile. We recommend regular visits to the dentist to help you maintain good dental health.
Does my child or teen need orthodontic treatment?
If you notice the following symptoms in your child, you can discuss it with the orthodontist.