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Your first orthodontic appointment.Dr. Pershad and his skilled team welcomes families with warm smiles to our practices in St. Catharine’s, Niagara Falls, Beamsville, And Fonthill, Ontario. We believe in educating our patients to put them in the position to make the best choice about their orthodontic health, no matter which provider they choose. Below, you'll learn more about what to expect during an initial consultation visit to our office and what takes place.

Complimentary exam

Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. Dr. Pershad will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once he has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with treatment.

Records appointment

If you decide to proceed with treatment after your complimentary exam, records are then made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care. After Dr. Pershad has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.

Regular appointments

After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule an appointment to have your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. That process usually takes about one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals of four to eight weeks for adjustments, which take about 30 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask you to extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

When you are ready for advanced orthodontic care, contact us to schedule a complementary consultation. We have four convenient locations in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Beamsville, and Fonthill. We will answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. We look forward to welcoming you and your family as apart of ours!

 

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