When visiting an orthodontist for the first time, you’re sure to have a few questions. Knowing the right questions to ask is beneficial to both you and your orthodontist. This is because questions open a window for the orthodontist to explain matters that need clarification for your specific case and lifestyle. At the end of the day, we want to help give you a full understanding of your treatment, and what is expected of you!
With face masks being mandatory, right now is the perfect time to receive a discreet smile makeover without anyone knowing! Dr. John McIntosh and Dr. David Shapiro are passionate about using innovative dental solutions to help improve the self-esteem and quality of life of our patients. Are you curious to know how we can help improve your overall oral health? Here’s an overview of some of our most popular orthodontic services:
When you think of orthodontics, you probably imagine that shy 12-year-old back in middle school primarily defined by bulky braces. To most, “orthodontics” is just another complicated way of saying braces. To break it down, yes, orthodontics is a field of dentistry, and it does largely involve the installation of braces and custom fittings for Invisalign. The primary focus of orthodontics is straightening out your misaligned teeth, however, there is much more to it than just that.
Anyone with braces has probably heard these words before: “I am so sorry you have to wear braces…aren’t they expensive? Don’t they hurt? Were your teeth really that bad?” There are a lot of common myths when it comes to braces, from cost, to comfort, to aesthetic purposes, and more. Our team of orthodontic professionals want to help you better understand the five most common myths behind braces and the truth behind them.
One of the most common questions we get from parents is “when should I bring my child in for their first orthodontic appointment?” While the timeline of a child’s oral development can vary, it’s important to identify any problems at an earlier age to avoid larger issues in the future.
Brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time is very important for any oral hygiene routine. However, this is even more important at night time and especially for those with braces! When we’re sleeping, our body reduces the amount of saliva production.
There are so many reasons to smile during the summer! The days are longer, the sun shines brighter and of course, there are plenty of delicious summer treats to go around! Just because you have braces this summer doesn’t mean you have to forgo indulging in some summer favourites! We want to help by giving you some snack suggestions that are safe for braces and delicious for the whole family to enjoy!