How to Pick Your Child’s Orthodontist in Halifax

Child’s Orthodontist in Halifax

Does your child need braces? Braces can boost your child’s confidence, support correct oral development and improve their health for a lifetime. Perhaps you’ve taken your child for an early orthodontic evaluation or been told by your pediatric dentist that your child needs braces.

Deciding it’s time for your child to get braces is the easy part. Now you need to pick an orthodontist! Keep these considerations in mind: More»

Invisalign Nova Scotia: Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

Invisalign Nova Scotia - Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

You’ve been thinking about getting your teeth straightened and have finally decided that Invisalign is the right solution for your straightening needs. You want to be sure you’re getting the highest quality care at a price you can afford. Now comes the tricky part: selecting the right Invisalign Nova Scotia provider.

If your dentist offers Invisalign in addition to routine adult dental care, it’s certainly tempting to stay with your current provider. However, keep in mind that Invisalign for straightening teeth, like braces, is a highly specialized process and a significant financial investment. You want to select a provider that not only is highly experienced in this field, but also is impeccably qualified with stellar reviews. More»

How Do Braces Work: Your First Appointment

How Do Braces Work - Your First Appointment

What to Expect During Your First Appointment and Beyond

When was the last time you smiled with confidence or laughed freely? Our self-esteem is directly linked to our appearance. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable laughing, smiling or even talking up close to a partner. A great smile is more than just a confidence booster– it’s also an indicator of good health. Missing or crowded teeth and jaw misalignments may increase your risk for a host of oral health problems, including tooth decay, tooth loss and facial deformities. More»

What Does Invisalign Cost from a Dartmouth Orthodontist?

Invisalign Cost

Dreaming of straight teeth? Ready to smile and laugh again with confidence? For many adults, the only thing worse than a crooked smile is flashing an embarrassing mouthful of metal braces! Good news: Dartmouth Invisalign is an alternative to braces that will straighten your teeth without that embarrassing mouthful of metal. Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made plastic retainers to shift your teeth into proper position. People who would otherwise have been too embarrassed to wear braces as an adult are now considering Invisalign treatment.

For many of these individuals, cost is a major factor in their decision making process. If you are considering Invisalign, being able to estimate the cost of treatment in advance will help you better understand what to expect and prevent any financial surprises down the road. More»

More Than Just Braces: What Orthodontic Treatments are Available from a Dartmouth Orthodontist?

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Did you know that a Dartmouth orthodontist can offer orthodontic treatments beyond braces?

When we think about orthodontics, braces are generally the first thing that comes to mind. Today’s braces are made from bands, wires and brackets that fit around the teeth and gradually pull them in to proper position. While today’s braces are lighter, smaller and use far less metal than in the past, braces are not the only solution for teeth straightening.

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth are more than just unattractive. They can also be harder to clean and be at greater risk for tooth loss due to decay or periodontal disease.

At Docbraces, our Dartmouth orthodontist offers specialized orthodontic care to address these health concerns. Alternatives to braces include Invisalign, a virtually “invisible” teeth straightening solution. Docbraces is an elite Invisalign provider for adults and teenagers, and also offers pediatric orthodontic consultations. More»

How to Pick The Right Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child

Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child

When we think about visiting a Halifax orthodontist, most of us imagine a slightly awkward teenager with braces. Halifax orthodontists serve patients of all ages, and that includes children as young as seven years old. In fact, if you are the parent of a young child, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends scheduling an orthodontic evaluation before age seven. This information will help you better understand why these evaluations are so important and how to select the right orthodontist for your child’s needs. More»

How an “Elite” Halifax Orthodontist Can Straighten Teeth Without Braces

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Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t want to get braces as an adult? You’re not alone: thousands of Canadians are opting to straighten their teeth without braces using Invisalign. Worldwide, more than 3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. Today, they’re enjoying straighter teeth and a confident, healthy smile. Here’s how an Elite Halifax Orthodontist can help.

Docbraces is the leading provider of Invisalign in Atlantic Canada. Our Smile Team works with patients in Halifax Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswick, Summerside Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and Amherst Nova Scotia to help them achieve their dream smile. More»

Why Every Child Should Visit an Orthodontist by Age 7

Child's Orthodontist in Halifax

The right time for an orthodontist checkup? Age 7. That’s right: you don’t want to wait until your child is in middle school or high school for that first trip. While “braces” has become as synonymous with a teenager rite of passage as awkward first kisses and high school dances, orthodontics care should start much earlier.

Most people do not realize that an orthodontic evaluation by a qualified Halifax orthodontist is not expensive. In fact, many standard evaluations are offered free of charge. An early evaluation can pay big dividends, too. Even if your child’s emerging teeth appear to be straight, an orthodontist can identify subtle problems in jaw and tooth development that are unnoticeable to the untrained eye. More»

Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

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Are you avoiding a trip to your Nova Scotia orthodontist because you don’t want to get metal braces? A crooked smile is unattractive as an adult, but unfortunately the alternative – a mouthful of metal – is hardly any better. Adult braces can be uncomfortable, awkward and downright embarrassing. Wondering how to straighten teeth without braces? Good news: common orthodontic problems including crooked teeth and overcrowding can be corrected without braces. More»

Meet Our Orthodontist in Halifax: Dr Stefanuto!

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Did you know that Docbraces has two practices in the Halifax area? Our Kearney Lake office has been open since 2011, and you’ll find our Dartmouth office located on Baker Drive, where it’s been since 2013. Whichever location you choose, you’ll be under the care of our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Allison Stefanuto. We thought you might like to learn more about our Halifax practice and our team, so here are a few facts about Dr. Stefanuto:

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