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Orthodontics in Markham

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Teeth-Straightening Solutions for everyone.

We’ve got a variety of orthodontic treatments for every smile in your family, for teens, adults, men and women. We love enhancing your smile as well as providing you with orthodontic treatment to boost your oral health. Misaligned teeth and a crooked bite can be tough to clean, uncomfortable, and even painful. With our treatments, you can start to see improvement in as little as 6 months.

Are orthodontics for me?

    You might need orthodontic treatment if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Overbite – Your upper teeth sit too far forward.
  • Spacing – There are gaps or spaces between your teeth.
  • Underbite – Your lower teeth sit too far forward.
  • Crowding – Teeth overlap or are too close together to floss properly.
  • Crossbite – Your bite doesn’t align comfortably.
  • Pain – Chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

There are plenty of treatment choices to suit your personal needs and budget. Here are a few options that might be available:

Traditional Braces

Not to be confused with the old bulky metal brackets with wires sticking out everywhere, modern dental brackets are much smaller, less noticeable, and just as effective (or more effective) than the older, bulkier ones. They’re easier to keep clean and much more comfortable.

Clear Brackets

Similar to conventional braces, but more  discrete (popular among our adult patients) clear brackets blend traditional orthodontics with subtlety, so at a quick glance, no one will even notice you’re wearing braces.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners (for example, Invisalign), have quickly become a favourite. These custom-made transparent trays gradually shift your teeth into their ideal position. They fit snugly and precisely and, unlike traditional braces or clear brackets, can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and even for special occasions like big meetings or special dates.

The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment in Markham

If you’re covered by a typical insurance plan, orthodontic treatment averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. Because of the factors that are involved, we will be able to provide you with a far more accurate quote after you’ve had an oral exam. We will identify how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual expenses will be. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment are only a little higher, around $4000 to $6000+.

    The factors that will go into determining cost and the things we will check during your oral exam:

  • Overall Health: The health of your teeth and gums.
  • Complexity of Your Case: More complex issues may require longer treatment times and more specialized techniques.
  • Type of Treatment: Traditional braces, clear aligners, and other options have different costs.
  • Duration of Treatment: how much your teeth will need to move will affect the duration of your treatment. longer treatment times can increase the cost.
  • Materials Used: High-quality materials and advanced technology can affect the price.
  • Specialist Expertise: The skill and experience of your orthodontist are crucial for effective treatment, and this expertise is reflected in the cost.

Because every smile is unique, the best way to determine the right treatment for you and understand the costs is to come in for a consultation. Share your personal goals for your smile with us, let us examine your teeth, and we’ll create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires. This way, you’ll know exactly which treatment is the best solution for you and how much it will cost out of pocket.

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to schedule an initial consultation and exam to get started. During your consultation, we’ll examine everything from your teeth, gums, and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. We want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before planning your treatment, we aim to understand the health and aesthetics of your smile and, most importantly, your personal goals. This way, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age, but the ideal time to start is typically between ages 10 and 14. This is when the mouth and jaw are still growing, making it easier to correct alignment issues. However, adults can also successfully undergo orthodontic treatment and achieve excellent results.

Orthodontic treatment can cause some discomfort, especially after adjustments or when new aligners are introduced. This discomfort is usually mild and temporary, often described as a feeling of pressure. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any soreness. Most patients find that the initial discomfort subsides within a few days.

Yes, there are certain foods you should avoid to prevent damage to your braces. Sticky, hard, and chewy foods like gum, popcorn, and nuts can break brackets and wires. Your orthodontist will provide a detailed list of foods to avoid and tips for eating with braces.

If a wire or bracket breaks on your braces, or if your aligner tray cracks, contact your orthodontist as soon as possible. For broken wires, you can use orthodontic wax to cover any sharp edges and prevent irritation. Do not attempt to fix the wire or bracket yourself. For broken aligner trays, continue wearing your previous tray until you can see your orthodontist for a replacement. Prompt attention will help keep your treatment on track.

Keeping your teeth clean with braces requires extra attention. Brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste, and use a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush. Floss daily using special orthodontic floss or a floss threader to clean between the wires and your teeth. Additionally, using an antimicrobial mouthwash can help reduce bacteria and maintain oral hygiene. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also important during orthodontic treatment.

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies based on individual needs and the complexity of the case. On average, treatment can last between 12 to 24 months. Your orthodontist will provide a more accurate timeline during your consultation. Throughout this time, regular visits are essential for successful orthodontic treatment. Typically, you will need to visit the orthodontist every 4 to 8 weeks for adjustments and to monitor your progress. Your orthodontist will outline a specific schedule based on your treatment plan.

After your braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. Retainers are usually worn full-time for a few months and then at night thereafter. Your orthodontist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your retainer and how long to wear it.

Not much. Braces (or other orthodontic treatments) will not change anything about your day to day life. You can continue to play sports or musical instruments with braces. For contact sports, it’s recommended to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces. Most people quickly adapt to wearing braces and trays and have no difficulty with speech.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Orthodontic Treatment for the Win!

Marwa Ibrahim

Dr Zina is very knowledgable in her field, she is a dentist and an orthodontic. I can only trust her with my children. She gave my son a very beautiful smile. She is so kind, nice and classy. Her team are so kind and professional. Thank you Dr Zina for giving my son the beautiful smile and the perfect bite!

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