Individuals and families looking for a premium orthodontic service may request an orthodontic consultation with Stars Orthodontics. At Stars, our office has been designed to provide the highest quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
By maintaining a smaller practice with the up-close, hands-on approach of Dr. Sharaf, we hope to keep a close follow-up with each patient as he/she progresses through treatment.
Our office has been outfitted with dental equipment that provides our patients with safe, comfortable treatments. At Stars Orthodontics, we offer:
No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, your orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. This new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions, an experience comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth. The old technique was incredibly unpleasant and frequently resulted in taking multiple rounds of impressions that could be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression right from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also provide you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, while greatly enhancing communication during the consultation and treatment process.
To ensure that we provide you with a complete assessment at your initial consultation, we require a panoramic x-ray of your teeth. If your family dentist has taken one within the past six months, a new x-ray may not be necessary. If a recent x-ray is not available, we may need to take a new panoramic x-ray to assess the roots of your teeth, any developing teeth or wisdom teeth, the sinuses and jawbone as well as other developing structures that are not visible by visually inspecting the oral cavity. Compared to conventional radiography, digital radiography emits a fraction of the radiation compared to previous technology. At Stars Orthodontics, we utilize digital radiography to ensure that every patient is exposed to the least amount of radiation possible. In addition, digital radiographs can be sent to other dental providers instantly.
Our exceptional orthodontic care includes:
Initial comprehensive orthodontic assessment conducted by Dr. Sharaf personally — A detailed review of your specific medical/dental history as well as exploring the reasons that prompted you to seek treatment at our office will also be discussed.
A confidential evaluation — Our office is committed to handling all aspects of your personal information with the strictest privacy and confidentiality.
Guaranteed same-day or next-day medical appointment bookings throughout the year.
Punctual, unhurried orthodontic appointments — We understand and appreciate that your time is valuable and we will always do our best to see you on time.
Complementary referral to other dental providers and specialists if your case requires the involvement of more than one provider.
Detailed and timely correspondence with your entrusted family dentist — We will be glad to correspond with the dental practitioner of your choosing; if you do not currently have a family dentist, we will be glad to provide you with a list of dental providers to choose from.
Our office is committed to following the Universal Infection Control practices recommended by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO); furthermore, our team closely follows all the latest updates and recommendations published by the RCDSO to ensure that we are always using the most up to date infection control practices with all of our patients.
Orthodontic emergencies are of special priority — We encourage you to email us with any concern you may have (even if after regular office hours or on the weekend) and one of our office team members will contact you with the best recommendation to alleviate any symptoms you may have; when we see you for a particular orthodontic emergency, we will do our best to offer you specific alternatives and recommendations that may prevent or minimize the occurrence of future emergencies.
A detailed nutritional recommendation at the time your treatment starts will ensure that you have nutritional options during your orthodontic treatment.
Regular assessment of your oral hygiene at every visit is recommended — We will gladly offer you tips and tricks that will help you maintain optimum oral health during the course of your orthodontic treatment; if oral hygiene appears to be lacking, we may at times recommend that you make a visit to your family dentist if abundant plaque and calculus is present; Dr. Sharaf may recommend altering the frequency of your regular cleanings with your family dentist/hygienist if there is clearly a need to do so.
Last but not least, whatever you may have in mind concerning your orthodontic care, we encourage you to share it with one of our team members to make your experience with us is as positive as possible; our friendly and competent Stars team members would love to hear from you, to address your needs and ensure that your visit to our office is a most pleasant and beneficial experience.