What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the art and science of straightening misaligned teeth and jaws.
What should I look for when choosing an orthodontist?
An orthodontist should take the time to sit down with you personally in order to explain the diagnosis, the treatment options available, and answer any questions you may have. A good orthodontist will make themselves available to speak to their patients after hours in case emergency care is required. As a boutique orthodontic practice, Dr. Gawlik oversees your care every step of the way. As a patient, you will see her at every appointment. This ensures your treatment progresses most efficiently, and you will get the best treatment result possible. Dr. Gawlik has a real eye for aesthetics, and will continue to make adjustments until you are 100% satisfied with your new smile. Experience and reputation in the community are good indicators of a quality orthodontist. Dr. Gawlik has been awarded the “Top Doctor Award in Orthodontics” and our office was the winner of the Community Votes Award in the categories of Best Dental Office and Best Orthodontist (2021).
Why is visiting the orthodontist so important?
Visiting an orthodontist at age seven is important to make sure the teeth and jaws are developing normally. Often times, some limited early treatment may eliminate the need for more extensive treatment later on. Treating early can achieve the best results for facial aesthetics long term.
What is involved during my first visit?
At your complimentary first appointment at our Mississauga or Etobicoke orthodontic office, we will take digital photos and a digital 3D scan of your teeth. Dr. Gawlik will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and sit down with you to discuss the findings. Treatment options, length of treatment, and costs will be outlined. If you are ready to start your treatment, you will be given the option to do so that day. We try to make the process as easy and efficient as possible!
What kind of conditions do you treat?
Dr. Gawlik treats crowding, spacing, protrusion of the teeth, underbites, overbites, harmful oral habits, impacted teeth, crossbites, gummy smiles, jaw misalignment, and cosmetic concerns in children, teens, and adults of all ages.
What treatments do you offer?
Our office provides conventional braces, clear braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, surgical orthodontics, and early intervention for young children.
How long have the offices been in existence?
Our two offices were established in 1970 by Dr Randy Lang and have become well regarded as providing excellent orthodontic care in the Etobicoke and Mississauga communities. Both offices were recently completely renovated to incorporate the latest technology, including high tech orthodontic equipment, state-of-the-art 3D scanning, and techniques for accelerated orthodontic treatment.
What led to you being voted the “Top Orthodontic Clinic”?
We pride ourselves on top-notch customer service and ensuring that each patient is thrilled with their treatment result.
My child needs orthodontic treatment, but can't tolerate those goopy impressions. Is there any way to avoid those?
We utilize intraoral scanners to provide accurate digital impressions of your teeth in 3D. It is not necessary to take a goopy conventional mold of your teeth.
What happens if I would like to speak to Dr. Gawlik outside of regular clinic hours, or if I have an emergency?
Dr. Gawlik provides 24/7 support to patients in case of need when our clinic is closed. You can choose to reach out to her by phone or email at any time.
Can I pay the treatment fee in installments?
Yes! We develop customized interest-free payment plans to suit any budget. We don't require a lump sum deposit in order to start treatment.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! Our office offers family discounts (for siblings and/or parents) and discounts for upfront payments in full.
How do I schedule an appointment?
It’s easy! Simply call our Mississauga or Etobicoke orthodontic offices or request an appointment online!