Treatment Timing

Treatment Timing in Hamilton (Jackson Square), Burlington, Cambridge and St. Catharines!

Here at Martin Dale Dental, orthodontic treatments are administered for all ages, including children, adolescents and adults. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an orthodontic evaluation take place for all children at the age of 7, and Dr. Scott agrees and complies! By having this early evaluation, we can determine if any treatments are going to be necessary and when to administer them. Many kids want to wait until their early teens to get braces, but identifying the skeletal causes of crooked teeth early on, such as crowding, helps to ensure that you will have a beautiful smile later on!

What to Expect

Introductions to the staff members and a tour of the office will all be part of your child’s first trip to Martin Dale Dental. This helps to make the child more comfortable and at ease, which in turn makes it easier for Dr. Scott to do his job. By the end of your first appointment, Dr. Scott will determine if treatment is needed and where to begin if so. A thorough clinical examination will be given, including photographs and x-rays of all of the teeth and the mouth.

The orthodontist will then give you the diagnosis, explain any issues and recommend your treatment course. If treatment actually is needed, impressions of the teeth will also be needed. This helps to make the treatment process unique to the individual. Removable appliances such as braces, retainers and expanders will be discussed and explained to you in detail so that you are aware of each of the treatments. You will also receive an estimated length as to how long the treatment is going to take and the frequency of your appointments. Consultation will take roughly two hours.

Dr. Scott and his team here at Martin Dale Dental are focused on the patient and their oral hygiene success. An orthodontists wants his patients to feel comfortable when in the office and knowledgeable about every step of their treatment process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask while in the office or just give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Martindale Dental provides both general and specialty dentistry under one roof.  For more than 20 years, our dentists have been advocates for their patients oral health care needs. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Hamilton (Jackson Square), St Catharines, Burlington and Cambridge, Ontario. We offer convenient appointments before or after work & on weekends.


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