PATIENT INFORMATION

Booking an Appointment

You may call or email us to book a consultation appointment to see Dr. Nargaski. Click here to fill out the Orthodontic Consult Questionnaire  before your scheduled appointment. Or print out the Orthodontic Consult Questionnaire PDF and bring the completed form to your consultation appointment.

Financial Policy


The cost of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your customized treatment plan. The cost of orthodontic treatment is broken down into a reasonable monthly payment plan that extends over the course of the treatment.  All major credit cards are accepted. 

If you have orthodontic insurance coverage, our administrative staff will assist you in preparing insurance claim forms.


If you have any questions or concerns about the cost of orthodontic treatment and/or your orthodontic insurance coverage, please call our office so that we may further assist you.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is it a good time to see an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists and the Canadian Association of Orthodontists both recommend that a child should see an Orthodontist by age 7. The severity of crowding, the bite and the growth of the jaw are all assessed to ensure development is progressing properly.


Do I need a referral from my family dentist to see an Orthodontist?

A referral is not required to see our Orthodontist.  We will collaborate with your family dentist once you visit our Orthodontist.


What is the cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

The cost of orthodontic treatment will be determined at the initial consultation appointment. Visit our financial policy section for further information.


What happens at the Initial Consultation?

Your teeth and jaw development are assessed and the Orthodontist will determine if there is an orthodontic problem and when is the right time to start treatment. If the Orthodontist determines that treatment will be necessary, then then a customized treatment plan will be presented to you, outlining treatment length and the cost of such treatment. If you have orthodontic insurance, an estimate will be prepared to send to your insurance carrier.

To find out more about the initial consultation, please call our office.


I’ve decided to start Orthodontic Treatment, now what?

Once you have decided to proceed with treatment, a second appointment is scheduled where the Orthodontist will take impressions of your upper and lower jaw, pictures and some x-rays in order to finalize the diagnosis and treatment plan.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Orthodontic treatment time may be as short as 1 year to as as long as 3 years.  The time it takes to align your teeth really depends on the age treatment is started, the method used to straighten your teeth, how crowded your teeth are in the first place and how helpful and compliant a patient you are throughout the whole process.


How often will I have to see the Orthodontist?

You will visit the Orthodontist once every 6-8 week depending on your particular treatment. Visits do not take a long time and are painless.


How often will I need to see my family dentist when I have braces?

Your teeth will need to be kept extra clean with braces in order to avoid bleeding gums and cavities.  Regular dental check ups are very important.  The orthodontist and family dentist may even suggest you come more frequently for dental cleanings during active treatment.


Will braces hurt?

When braces are first placed or when the wire is changed, it is normal to expire once some discomfort. The orthodontist will review how to alleviate any discomfort during some parts of the treatment. Click on Your first Week with Braces form for further information.


Which foods should I avoid once I get braces?

The Orthodontist will review the exact foods such as hard and sticky candy that you should avoid once brackets are cemented in order to minimize bracket loosening. 


Click on Your first Week with Braces form for further information.


Will I need to to brush my teeth often with braces?

Keeping your mouth clean with braces is very important to avoid bleeding gums and cavities.  Brushing after each meal helps to keep the teeth and brackets clean. The Orthodontist will review how to also floss around the wire and braces. Click on Your first Week with Braces form for further information.


What happens if a bracket is loose or a wire is poking into my cheek?

The first step is to call the office to determine the nature of the orthodontic emergency and how to help.  Loose brackets generally are removed and replaced.  The Orthodontist will provide you with wax and will show you how to place the wax around any sharp part of a bracket or wire which you remove when eating, until you are scheduled back at the office.


My general dentist does Orthodontic Treatment, Why should I see an Orthodontist?

A Canadian Board Certified Orthodontist has received additional years of training to become the expert in straightening teeth.  Orthodontists treat all  bad bites, from the simple to the most complex. If you have decided to proceed with orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, the additional training that your Orthodontist receives will ensure that treatment is predictable and long-lasting.

 

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