Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make monthly installments?

    The costs of orthodontic treatment are spread out over the duration of the treatment without any further fees or interest being added. You pay the initial deposit, then the residual amount is spread out over one, two or three years with a direct debit taken from your account every month. A discount on administrative fees will be offered if you opt for a single payment.
  • How much does an orthodontic consultation cost?

    The fees for a consultation appointment are 60$.

    During this appointment, Dr Normand Bach will find out what it is you want to correct about your dentition. He will examine your bite and suggest appropriate treatment options. He will explain the cost, duration and advantages/disadvantages of each of the options. We accept all payment methods for the initial consultation: cash, cheque, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), Interac debit card. For more information, please visit our first visit page.
  • How much does an orthodontic treatment cost?

    The following factors affect the cost of an orthodontic treatment:

    - Treatment method: devices, braces, Invisalign or Incognito
    - Treatment complexity
    - Treatment duration

    The only way of knowing the cost of your orthodontic treatment is to make an appointment to allow Dr Normand Bach to examine your bite and suggest treatment options and the exact fixed price of each option.
  • At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

    The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic dental examination for all children aged 7. Dentists can usually diagnose major orthodontic problem and recommend an orthodontist where needed. If you are unsure, you can arrange an appointment with orthodontist Dr Normand Bach for a consultation. This will give you a clear conscience if there is no indication to start a phase one (earlier) treatment. For more information visit this page.
  • Why choose an orthodontist?

    Orthodontistsare specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and skeletal abnormalities. It takes 3 years of full-time university training to learn to adequately correct dental alignment. Orthodontists do nothing but orthodontics. They do not look after caries or gum problems, nor do they offer dental cleaning.
  • Up until what age can you have orthodontic treatment?

    There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment, just as it is never too late to improve your appearance and smile. New techniques are available offering invisible braces, making the treatment better suited to adult clients.
  • What causes malocclusion?

    Most cases of malocclusion appear to be hereditary. Others may be caused by habits such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, premature tooth loss, accidents etc.
  • Why undergo an orthodontic treatment?

    Overlapping teeth are difficult to clean and maintain. Malocclusion can cause teeth to wear out prematurely, inappropriately or unequally. Malocclusion can cause language problems as well as placing extra stress on your bones and gums. If left untreated, certain problems may be more difficult to repair later and may worsen. There’s nothing like a beautiful smile to make you look and feel great – it’s a major asset.
  • How long does an orthodontic treatment last?

    Orthodontic treatments last 1 to 3 years, varying from case to case. On top of this there is a follow-up phase of at least two years (retainer phase) to ensure your bite is stable.
  • What can I do to speed up my or my child’s orthodontic treatment?

    We will make every effort to reduce the length of treatment and improve your quality of life. Here is a list of rules which, if respected, can help reduce the length and cost of your treatment while offering better results. For more information, visit this page.

    - Keep to your appointments and avoid postponing them unnecessarily.
    - Follow the dietary recommendations to avoid your braces’ coming unstuck, which can lengthen your treatment.
    - Wear elastic where indicated.
    - Maintain appropriate dental hygiene
  • What should I do if my braces become loose or detach during treatment?

    This means your braces have become unstuck from the tooth. This is not a major emergency but you should call the clinic if your regular follow-up appointment is more than a few weeks away. Frequent brace detachment will increase the total length of your orthodontic treatment.
  • What should I do if an ulcer develops?

    Some patients are prone to developing ulcers at the beginning of treatment. Rinse your mouth out with salty water and use orthodontic wax to help relieve the trauma while you wait for the ulcer to heal.
  • What should I do if my child plays a lot of sport?

    Orthodontic braces are compatible with most mouthguards sold in sports and department stores.
  • What should I do if my child plays a wind instrument?

    This should be discussed with your orthodontist. Some orthodontic braces and other devices may detract from a child’s ability to play a wind instrument.
  • What payment methods can I use?

    We accept the following payment methods:

    - Cash
    - Debit card
    - Credit card
    - Cheque

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