Orthodontics is the treatment used to move a patient’s teeth to a more natural alignment. The benefits of orthodontic treatment goes beyond simply improving the appearance of your smile – addressing a variety of functional health concerns as well.
At Georgian mall Dental Group, we provide a wide range of appliance options for both children and adults, depending on each patient’s unique physical and social needs.
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In addition to these general guidelines, there are some specific recommendations for children. The American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child have an orthodontic examination by age 7 — for two very good reasons.
One stems from the fact that there’s a wide disparity in tooth development at that age — so it takes an expert to tell if a child may actually have an orthodontic problem, or if it’s just a normal developmental variation. By that time, an orthodontist can usually determine whether or not there will be adequate room in the mouth to accommodate the permanent teeth.
The second reason for an early exam is that many conditions are far easier to treat if they’re caught at an early stage, when children’s natural growth processes are in full swing. For example, a palatal expander appliance can effectively treat a child’s crossbite (a condition where the upper teeth close inside the lower ones) because a youngster’s jaw is still growing rapidly. However, if left untreated, oral surgery could later be required to correct this serious condition.
You know when your child should come in for an orthodontic exam. Now, how about you? Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you smile? Are you self-conscious around strangers because your smile isn’t as perfect as you want it to be? If so then the best time to see an orthodontist might be — right now!
Maybe you think orthodontics is just for kids. If so, then it’s time to think again! In fact, according to the AAO, around one in five orthodontic patients today is an adult. Why are more adults getting orthodontic treatment? There are plenty of reasons.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age — and in older patients, compliance isn’t usually an issue. Plus, with the growing availability of clear aligners, translucent ceramic brackets, and lingual braces, it’s getting harder to tell whether or not you’re wearing orthodontic appliances. So if you worry that metal braces might clash with your professional image, be sure to ask about less-visible alternatives.
Of course, it isn’t just about looks. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, and less subject to abnormal wear. A better bite keeps you from having trouble eating and speaking, and helps your teeth stay healthy — and healthy teeth can last a lifetime. So why delay getting orthodontic treatment?
WHICH BITE DO
If your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when your mouth is closed, your doctor calls this an open bite.
When you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth — rather than on the outside, like they normally would — your doctor calls this a crossbite.
Invisalign takes a clearer approach to straightening teeth. Perfect for both adults and teens, the ingenious system utilizes a series of custom-designed clear aligners created specifically for each patient based on advanced 3D digital imaging. The aligner trays are constructed with a comfortable-smooth, virtually invisible material that fits over the teeth. As the patient wears the aligner device, their teeth are gradually shifted into position. Typically a number of staged aligners are used, culminating in a perfect straight and radiant smile.
Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) improves the fit of your upper and lower teeth. Wear rubber bands as instructed, and remember that the rubber bands work far more efficiently if they’re worn as prescribed.
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device is an alternative to headgear which promotes growth in adolescents, helping to eliminate excessive overbites, improve the fit of teeth, and possibly prevent the need for jaw surgery.
Separators are little rubber doughnuts that may be placed between your teeth to push them apart so that orthodontic bands may be placed during your next appointment. The separators will be removed before we place the bands. Separators do not mix well with sticky foods, toothpicks, or floss.
Dental insurance plans and employee benefit plans can cover anywhere from 50% to 100% of the cost of treatment depending on the plan. No insurance? One of the following 3 solutions may be just what the doctor ordered:
1. In-house, we offer interest-free payment plans from 6 to 18 months depending on the duration of the treatment.
2. You can apply for the PayBrite “buy now pay later” solution on the spot and receive approval within minutes
3. You can also apply for Dentalcard online and receive approval within 24 to 48 hours
Receive a 5% discount on Invisalign treatment if you pay the amount in full on your start date.
Ask us for more details during your Invisalign consultation.
Whether you’re getting orthodontic work for yourself or your child, we’re here to make sure you feel totally comfortable and at ease with your future treatment.
At your first appointment, we’ll start by determining if orthodontic treatment is even needed and, if so, how and when to start. This involves conducting a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth, and taking photographs and x-rays to assess treatment requirements. We’ll then offer our recommend treatment and, if there is more than one treatment option available, we’ll carefully explain the options including the pros and cons of each.
If we recommend an appliance as part of the treatment, we’ll explain how the appliance works; we’ll also tell you how long the full treatment program will last and your anticipated frequency of appointments. Finally, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the treatment costs, review your insurance coverage and discuss all your other financing and payment options. Please note, all patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Ask your benefits manager at work, call your insurance plan’s customer service line or look through your benefits package under “orthodontic treatment.” Sometimes, orthodontic treatment is covered by health insurance instead of dental insurance. Insurance for orthodontic coverage can also be purchased separately through your insurance provider.
Yes, we’ll gladly submit your insurance claim on your behalf at time of payment. When you arrive for your initial consultation, talk to us about your insurance plan. If you’re not sure about your coverage, we’d be happy to call your insurance provider for you and enquire about your coverage.
For your convenience, we offer a monthly payment plan to help spread the cost of the Invisalign clear aligners over the length of the treatment.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, ask about our monthly payment options and we can develop a plan that works for your budget.
Making small payments throughout the course of your treatment rather than all at once can make it easier to plan your monthly budget.