TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The most recent and accurate estimate of
the cost of raising a Canadian child from birth to age 17 is a
heart-stopping $243,660. And, braces are among the top investments parents make in their child's well being.
In fact, for the average family with two children requiring
orthodontics, parents could be committing to a four year relationship
and a $10,000 to $15,000 price tag.
"You will want to get the right fit when it comes to choosing the
relationship with an orthodontist," notes Dr. Kevin Davis, principal,
"Not many parents change orthodontists in the middle of their child's
treatment, as it's difficult for all involved," he adds.
Currently, there are approximately 300,000 Canadian children seeing orthodontists. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that North American
children and adults receiving orthodontic treatment doubled to 4.4
million in 1996 from about 2.5 million in 1984.
According to Dr. Davis, here are the Top 4 Tips on what parents should
know about orthodontics and how to choose the right expert:
Check that the office has an orthodontist available 24/7 for your
calls. Issues always come up and quite often it's on an evening or
Ask about the various options and treatments as this may shorten
treatment time and lengthen the amount of time between visits. Parents
appreciate when visits are scheduled less often.
Visit the office and talk to the staff. This will be a lengthy
relationship of many years, so check on the demeanour of the staff and
the office atmosphere. Is it a place where your child can feel
Review the doctor's credentials.
Davis Orthodontics, established in 1969 by Dr. Allan Davis, treats York
Region and GTA residents as well as patients from as far away as Hong
Kong and Inuvik.
Dr. Kevin Davis has a Degree in Psychology, a Doctorate in Dentistry
from the University of Toronto, a Specialty Diploma in Orthodontics
from Harvard University, and a Masters Degree in Public Health, also
About Davis Orthodontics
Serving the community since 1969, Davis Orthodontics prides itself in offering a warm, inviting atmosphere and treatment by
a team of clinical practitioners who love what they do. Two other Davis
offices are conveniently located in Newmarket and Woodbridge.
SOURCE: Davis Orthodontics
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