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Why Us?

Over 30 years of experience as Orthodontic Specialists

In addition to treating his own patients, Dr. Mark also teaches orthodontics to students at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, and in the past served as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists. Needless to say, Dr. Mark loves orthodontics and has seen it all – you are in good hands!

Convenience

We know it can be inconvenient to miss too much work or class to come to the dentist, so we are happy to offer early morning, late evening, and even Saturday appointments. Dr. Mark works with an awesome team of dentists and hygienists so that we can take care of all your dental needs before, during, and after your orthodontic treatment. There’s rarely a need to go anywhere else!

Free Consultations & Second Opinions

We know all the options and terminology can be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why Dr. Mark is always excited to meet and give his opinion on your bite and smile with no charge and no obligation. He will talk to you in plain English so that you can make the best decision possible for yourself. Over 30 years of experience as an Orthodontic Specialist for kids and adults.

“I’m a teacher at heart so I love meeting new patients and helping them learn about the possibilites for their smiles. You’d be amazed at what modern orthodontics can do for you!”
Dr. Mark Pus

Your First Visit

We love meeting new patients! Whether you are just starting to look into braces, or you’ve been thinking about it for years and are finally ready to take the next step, or you want a second opinion before making an important decision, we would love for you to visit!

Your first visit will usually last between 30-60 minutes, depending on how many questions you have. Once we’ve met you and get an idea of what you are looking for, we will ask your approval to take some diagnostic photos and x-rays if necessary.

With this information, Dr. Mark can help you figure out whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment. By the end of your first visit, our goal is for both of us to understand:

  • Your main concerns with your bite and smile and what you hope to improve.
  • What you’ve loved about your previous dental visits, and just as importantly what makes you anxious.
  • The ideal time to start treatment. Does it matter whether you start now or later?
  • Your options for treatment, including traditional braces, cosmetic braces, Invisalign.
  • Dr. Mark’s recommendations, based on everything he has learned about you, including sometimes no treatment at all!
  • How the desired treatment fits into your family’s budget and schedule.

Braces For Kids

The best time to have your child screened by an Orthodontic Specialist is at 7 years old. While it is very rare that will recommend treatment at such a young age, Dr. Mark will make sure your child is on track with their developmental milestones.

This also helps your child get used to regular dental visits and learn that going to the dentist can be fun! It’s a great way to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

After your initial screening, regularly scheduled visits will allow our team of dental professionals to make sure your child stays on track with their development and oral health. We will identify the ideal time for treatment, or maybe we can even avoid treatment altogether!

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Braces For Teens

Most patients start their orthodontic treatment around the ages of 11-13. While some doctors advocate for starting early, even as young as 7 or 8 years old, Dr. Mark’s philosophy is to make your child’s orthodontic treatment as quick and as comfortable as possible, and in his opinion the most efficient treatment usually begins as an adolescent.

Psychologically, children are usually most open to the idea of braces around this age too, since a lot of their friends will be going through the same thing.

Braces For Adults

Orthodontics is not just for kids! These days, one-third of our orthodontic patients are adults. Usually they are parents who have always put their kids first, and now it’s time to do something nice for themselves!

Adult orthodontics is a bit different than for children. In adults, our main goal is almost always cosmetic – straightening teeth, closing gaps, and fixing rotations.

Paying For Braces

Every patient we meet is concerned about the cost of braces. And most of the time they are surprised that it’s not as expensive as they first thought! In fact, the majority of our patients end up paying less than three hundred dollars per month for their braces.

Our fees are all inclusive – all materials and visits, including emergencies, and then a set of retainers when treatment is complete. There are no tricks or sales pitches or fine print. Cindy will explain everything to you in plain English so you can make the best decision about whether the treatment you want fits into your family budget. Because we know every family’s budget is different, we give you the choice of how to pay for your treatment. Options include:

  • Paying at the start of treatment to save 10% on the total fee.
  • Zero deposit, zero interest financing over the course of treatment.
  • Small deposit and then small monthly payments with zero interest financing over the course of treatment.

Orthodontics has never been easier to do and easier to afford. Contact us today to claim your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mark and our amazing orthodontic team!

Meet our Orthodontic Team

Mark

Dr. Mark Pus

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Lauren

Rosy

Rosy

Stephanie

Jessica

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