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Like many topics in the health care industry, Orthodontics has many myths! At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help clear the air and debunk these myths.

#1: Anyone who provides braces or aligners is an orthodontist.

This myth is certainly false! Some general dentists or online companies can offer braces or aligners as a service. However, an orthodontist has additional years of education and training at an accredited residency in order to call themselves an “Orthodontist” or “Orthodontic Specialist”.

#2: Orthodontists are so expensive.

At Unionville Orthodontics we work to customize our patients’ treatment plans for the best possible outcomes. Fees are a result of the complexity of each case. Some cases are more simple and take a few months to treat. While more difficult cases could take a couple of years. We work to offer payment plans to make treatment affordable for our patients.

#3: Orthodontic treatment is purely cosmetic.

Orthodontic treatment goes beyond just cosmetic appearance. The most obvious result is an improved appearance, but there is more to it than meets the eye! A better function (biting, chewing and speaking) is also improved!

To learn more about orthodontic treatment and how it works, contact us at Unionville Orthodontics in Markham! We have many treatment options for children, teens and adults,

-The Unionville Orthodontics Team

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