Your first visit to our orthodontic clinic in Pickering, ON, will be a free exam for you or your child. The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, crossbite, gaps, etc. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with the treatment.
After your complimentary exam the next step is to take diagnostic records. Complete diagnostic records typically include photos of a patient’s face and teeth, x-rays, and a 3D scan of the teeth. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth and jaws move during orthodontic treatment. After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, he will review the details of your customized orthodontic treatment plan with you. Oftentimes, there is more than one option to correct orthodontic problems. This is an opportunity to select which treatment plan is better suited for you or your child.
After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule the appointment to get your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 30 minutes.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Talk to us to know more.