F.A.Q.

Do I need a referral from my dentist to see the orthodontist for a consultation?

No, you do not need a referral from a dentist. While many of our patients are referred to us by their family dentist, some people are recommended by family or friends. Other times, a person may have moved from another city and they need a new orthodontist. Some adults come to see us because they have malocclusion or a “bad bite” and they feel that orthodontics will resolve the problem.

Can adults get braces or is it too late?

Yes, adults can get braces as well. More and more adults today are seeking the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. In fact, 40% of all our patients are over the age of 21.

What type of treatments you offer adults?

We offer Invisalign and Damon braces, both customized to create fantastic smile.

How much does the braces cost?

The cost for orthodontic treatments depend on the complexity of correction required. We will explain the exact fees and financial options during the initial consultation. 

Which financing options do you offer?

We have many financing options available to accommodate your needs, and we will review them together. We can also help you review your insurance policy to help maximize your particular group benefits and file your claim.

Wearing braces is like using the retainer?

Not exactly. Retainers are used during the second part of the treatment. At this time, you will be required to visit our clinic for periodic follow up visits in an effort to reduce the risk of orthodontic relapse. In general, a minor correction could take 4-6 months, whereas a more involved correction could take 12-30 months. Treatment times are often affected by patient compliance and oral hygiene.

How do I schedule an appointment for an initial consultation?

To set up your easy consultation with  Dr. Brooke, you can contact us directly at 403-278-1933, send us an email or fill an Appointment Request form.

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

Generally for the first few days you will feel minor discomfort on your teeth, which should not interfere with normal day to day activities. We will provide you with tips on how to deal with any discomfort you may experience. 

How often will I have appointments?

Appointments will depend on your specific type of treatment. Most patients are seen every 6 to 8 weeks. Towards the end of your treatment visits can become more frequent. In case something happened to your braces or they need to be readjusted, just call our office and we can set up an appointment right away.