Orthodontics

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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

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!

“I have a passion for teaching and spend part of my week at the university teaching orthodontics to dental students. But I also love helping patients of my own right here in Brantford. There’s something about transforming someone’s smile that will always get me excited!”
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.

Meet our Orthodontic Team

Mark

Dr. Mark Pus

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Stephanie

lauren

Lauren

Rosy

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Jess

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