Family Braces - Shawnessy
Orthodontist Calgary SW
Conveniently located in the Shawnessy Hill Shopping Center next to the Shawnessy LRT Station
Our orthodontists provide braces, Invisalign, phase one early treatment (ie. expanders, space maintainers, headgear, facemasks, etc), and retainers to the families of South Calgary. Consultations are free and no referrals are needed to get started.
Family Braces South Clinic
Shawnessy Shopping Center
Next to Tim Hortons & the YMCA
303 Shawville Blvd SE #500
Calgary, AB T2Y 3W6
3 minute walk from the Shawnessy CTrain (LRT) Station.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The consultation typically lasts about 45 minutes.
The first 15 minutes of the consultation is dedicated to taking full orthodontic records including photos and x-rays at no charge which will assist our orthodontist in planning you or your child’s treatment.
During the next 30 minutes you will meet the orthodontist and have a 1-on-1 discussion with our treatment coordinator about possible orthodontic treatments. During this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss any orthodontic and dental problems you may be concerned about.
There are 5 essential questions that we will cover during the consultation:
- Is there an orthodontic problem, and if so, what is it?
- What treatment options are available to you to correct the problem? (i.e. braces, Invisalign, expander, etc.)
- What is the estimated length of treatment?
- What is the total cost of treatment?
- What payment options are available?
No, the consultation is completely FREE. This includes an examination, all photos and x-rays (orthodontic records), and a 30 minute consultation with our treatment coordinators and orthodontists.
We want you to be completely comfortable and well-informed in your decision making process.
There are no hidden fees. The entire consultation, including all photos, x-rays and the assessment by our orthodontist are completely free.
Our services are provided by orthodontists. Orthodontists are dentists who, after finishing 4 years of dental school, then went to orthodontic school for another 3 years for extensive training with braces, Invisalign, expanders, bite correction appliances, etc. The only thing our doctors do – all day, every day – is straighten teeth! Our orthodontists will straighten teeth on hundreds of patients per year and thousands of patients in their lifetime.
On the contrary, most general dentists don’t do any orthodontics. The few that do treat only a handful of cases per year, and usually these cases are very simple cases (ie. retreatment of a patient who previously had braces but stopped wearing their retainers and teeth shifted slightly).
Orthodontics is something you only want to go through and pay for once, so trust your smile to a specialist 🙂