Bücco - Ortho guide

Frequently asked questions

Do I still have to see my general dentist regularly?

Yes. Braces do not cause cavities, decalcification, stains or gum disease. However, they can contribute to the retention of food and dental plaque if they are not cleaned regularly. Cavities and decal...

How can I make an appointment?

Category: General

You can call us or send us an email! We will do our best to set up an appointment that will fit your schedule. If you are a new patient or if you were referred to our clinic, please let us know and we...

Are my appliances going to interfere with extracurricular activities such as sports, playing an instrument or singing?

Braces will not prevent you from doing your extracurricular activities. Once the braces are installed, you might have to make certain adjustments if you play an instrument or if you participate in con...

Do orthodontic appliances cause pain?

Category: Orthodontics

Very rarely does orthodontic treatment cause pain. However, it is possible to feel slight discomfort for a few days following your appointment because your teeth, your gums and your mouth need to adju...

How long is an orthodontic treatment?

Category: Orthodontics

Treatment time varies, depending on the individual patient. Each dentition responds differently to treatment. Treatment time normally varies from 6 to 30 months, however a standard treatment usually t...

What are braces?

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances used by your Orthodontist that help improve the appearance and the function of your dentition. There exist a variety of braces: - Transparent Braces; - Ceramic ...

At what age is it preferable to consult an Orthodontist?

Category: Orthodontist

Children: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be examined by an Orthodontist at age 7 in order to determine the optimal moment for treatment. When it is evident that cert...

What is an Orthodontist?

Category: Orthodontist

An Orthodontist is a dentist who has completed a full-time advanced postdoctoral program. After having obtained a Doctorate in Dental Medicine, an Orthodontist continues his/her university studies for...

What is Orthodontics?

Category: Orthodontics

Orthodontics, also called dento-facial orthopaedics, is the specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosis, prevention and correction of dento-facial anomalies and irregularities of the tee...