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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