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Things to Know About Adult Braces

Braces were not an option when you were a child. Now that you are an adult and can afford them, it’s time to listen to the dentist and get them. If you are like most people, there are a few perceptions about adult braces that need to be addressed. Here are four things you should know now.

They Don’t Hurt

It’s true that you will experience a little soreness the first few days. Many people find that taking an over the counter pain reliever is all that’s needed to control the discomfort. Once you get through this period, the braces are highly unlikely to trigger any pain at all. In fact, you may even forget that you are wearing them until it’s time to see the dentist and have them adjusted.

There is More Than One Choice

Perhaps you have visions of the metal braces so many of your friends wore when they were young. Those are still around, but there are plenty of other choices. In fact, there are some that are almost impossible to detect.

Depending on the amount of straightening that must be done, you could be a prime candidate for the invisible braces on the market today. They are tinted to blend in with your teeth and have less of an impact on your appearance. People who hesitate to get braces as adults often find this solution is perfect, since they do blend in so easily.

You May Not Have to Wear Them That Long

Thanks to the advances in cosmetic dentistry, it’s possible that you may not have to wear the braces for several years. It may take no more than a year or so until the teeth are straight and strong. Your dentist will examine your teeth and provide a good idea of how long you will need them. There’s a good chance that the time estimate will be shorter than you expected.

The Results Last the Rest of Your Life

It’s true that adult braces are a bit of a bother for a short time. What you need to focus on is the long haul. Once the work is completed and the braces are removed, you can look forward to sporting a beautiful smile for the rest of your life. Instead of hiding crooked teeth behind a napkin when you want to laugh, feel free to grin, smile, and laugh as much as you like. Wouldn’t a little inconvenience now be worth all those benefits in the future?

If you have wondered what braces could do for you, now is the time to find a North York family dentist and have a discussion. Start by looking for answers to the question “which dentists near me specialize in adult braces?” Once you have an answer, schedule a consultation and go over the options. It won’t take long to settle on the right solution and be on your way to having the smile you’ve always wanted.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.


When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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