Frequently Asked Questions


The following are the most frequently asked questions here at York Orthodontics. If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call at 289 588 8747 or email us at

  • What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of irregularities in one’s mouth. Orthodontists are specialists, meaning they deal with more severe problems than a regular dentist does.  Orthodontists focus on correcting teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned.

  • Do I need a referral?

No, if you feel like you need braces or have any concerns regarding your orthodontic health, feel free to call us to book a FREE consultation. No referral needed!

  • Do you offer free consultations?

Yes, York Orthodontics offers FREE consultations. Give us a call at 289-588-8747 or email us at

  • Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely! Dr. Mir’s team will sit down with you and discuss a flexible payment plan that accommodates your financial needs.

  • At what age does my child need to see an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontics and the Canadian Association of Orthodontics recommends that children should have an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. At this age, a child’s natural growth process is well underway. This means any problems that are detected are easier to treat. Even when teeth look straight, a child may have underlying problems!

  • How much do braces cost?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions! The average price The price of braces depends on the patient’s case. Therefore, it is difficult to provide you with an exact estimate without being seen by Dr. Mir. Once you have been seen by the orthodontist, he will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment plan.

  • Will my insurance cover the cost of braces?

York Orthodontics does not deal directly with patients insurance companies. However, we will help you gather all the information you need regarding coverage on your treatment plan.

When you make payment in the office, we will provide you with a receipt after every transaction made. You can then submit that receipt to your insurance company to claim your coverage.  

  • Are there invisible braces?

Yes, York Orthodontics offers Invisalign treatment plans. Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional braces.

  • Do braces hurt?

No, braces are not painful. You may experience slight discomfort when first getting braces and after adjustments.

  • How often do I need to be seen by the Orthodontist?

Once you have committed to a treatment plan, Dr. Mir must see you every 4-6 weeks for an adjustment.