Orthodontic assessment at what age? Age 7!

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Parents often ask us at what age they should bring their child for their initial, free orthodontic assessment.  Many are surprised when we tell them the ideal time for an initial examination is at age 7.  We often hear “But they still have baby teeth” or “Our dentist told us to wait until all the adult…

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Dentist or orthodontist for treatment?

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Should I see a dentist or an orthodontist for treatment? We are often asked what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist who offers treatment to align teeth. The term ‘orthodentist‘ is beginning to appear, in blog posts and on websites. Our patients have asked us if that term is the same as…

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Does my dental insurance cover braces? FAQs and what you need to know

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One of the first questions we are asked when we see a patient for their free examination and consultation is “Does my dental insurance cover braces?”. Most of the major insurance companies (Manulife, Sunlife, Great West Life) DO have limited orthodontic coverage under SOME of their plans.  Many of their policies, however, do NOT cover any orthodontic treatment at…

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Why choose Invisalign clear aligners over braces

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Adults sometimes want to avoid braces as they can be difficult or even embarrassing to wear and can take months of treatment to achieve noticeable results. In addition to being a cosmetic issue, teeth that are crooked or misaligned can cause serious complications and long-term health problems if they are left untreated. Fortunately, there are solutions for…

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There Are Lots of Benefits of Straight Teeth!

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IN TODAY’S WORLD, magazine models and movie stars flash their remarkably straight white smiles at every turn, making it apparent that we associate straight teeth with beauty. Perfectly aligned smiles bring confidence that crooked smiles can’t and many times the owners of those gorgeous smiles develop an entirely different outlook on life. It’s amazing what…

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Are Dental X Rays Safe?

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MOST OF OUR PATIENTS KNOW THAT a visit to Aurora or Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics sometimes involves an x-ray or two. Radiographs are important in helping us assess your needs and in determining an appropriate, customized treatment plan. Unfortunately, there are still some people who are skeptical about x-rays and have questions about their impact…

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