Dentistry is the known evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the jaw (mandible), the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent.
An Interview with Dr. Angelina Y. C. Loo on Braces
Dr. Angelina Y. C. Loo is an orthodontist and has answered some of the common questions Bizymoms visitors have about Braces.
Q. Can one be too old for braces?
A. No, but one can be too young for braces!
Q. How much does braces cost?
A. Fees are determined by the difficulty of the original dental bite, the age of the patient, the number of phases involved in treatment, and the need for jaw surgery to provide an ideal correction.
Fees may therefore range from $1,100 to $9,000 CAD.
Q. When will one begin to see changes in his/her teeth after the braces are put on?
A. Within 4-6 weeks.
Q. Will one need to have teeth extracted for braces?
A. Teeth will only be extracted if the original dental bite and the objectives of treatment necessitate this.
Q. How long will it take to complete the treatment?
A. The usual treatment time for full braces is 20-24 months, but this may vary significantly with the severity of the original bite.
Q. Can a person wear braces even though that person may have crowns and missing teeth?
A. Yes. The actual tooth movement is not the concern. However, for people with missing teeth, treatment planning requires coordination with other practitioners who will be providing auxiliary treatment, such as teeth replacement or gum surgery.
Q. How can I prevent my child from being embarrassed by wearing braces?
A. It’s our objective to educate your child on what treatment with braces means, and we provide tools toward this objective. We feel every child must have an age-appropriate understanding of the treatment we are providing. We try to make treatment fun and the appliances esthetic, so your child’s experience in our practice is a positive one.