Office Hours

We make big efforts to stay on schedule so that you do not have to wait at the time of your appointment: please try to be on time too. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you on that day.

Diagnostic Records & Treatment Planning

If it is determined that treatment is indicated, we will take diagnostic records. These records usually consist of study models, diagnostic photographs and orthodontic x-rays. These orthodontic records are taken in our office on the same day. Dr. Quinci will review them and determine a specific treatment plan for your orthodontic needs: you could leave our office wearing your braces on the same day of your first visit!


Successive Visits

Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 6 to 8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly.

Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new position until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth position. The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected!

Length of Treatment

Braces may be on between 6 and 30 months of treatment, depending of the severity of the problem, the patient's cooperation and the degree of movement possible: most of our patients complete treatment within 24 months.

Dental Care

Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain that all cavities have been treated and the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease.

In addition, your dentist or an oral surgeon will remove any teeth that Dr. Quinci might prescribe, in order to correct your bite. Your family dentist will also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during your orthodontic care. We would like to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist because we are only an aid to your family dentist and not a replacement.

Please contact our office if you have any questions. The timing of your treatment is very important. You or your child may or may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to better understand your needs.