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Do You Wish You Could Have Straighter Teeth?

Do you wish you could have straighter teeth, but can’t bear the thought of wearing metal braces? Does your teenager resist getting braces because they don’t want to have a mouth full of metal? The good news is that Invisalign clear braces can help straighten crooked teeth and correct misaligned bites just as well as traditional braces, but with one clear advantage: they are clear!

The benefits of the Invisalign system include:

  • Virtually invisible — Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners that are customized to your mouth. People will hardly notice you are even wearing them. This is generally one of the top reasons patients choose Invisalign over conventional orthodontic treatments. While they do want straighter teeth, they’d rather not wear metal in their mouth.
  • Comfort — The aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. They don’t cut into your mouth, like metal braces can. You can also remove the aligners to eat and to brush your teeth. You can enjoy the benefit of properly cleaning your teeth and maintaining your dental health throughout your treatment.
  • Results — Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces when worn at least 22 hours per day. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into an optimal position and the result will be a brand new smile that will make you grin from ear to ear.

Invisalign uses a series of aligners that you will change out every 2 to 3 weeks. Each aligner is tailored to move your teeth incrementally. Patients will check in with us on a regular basis to make sure treatment is progressing and that there are no problems.

If you have questions about orthodontics and would like to know if Invisalign is right for you or your child, please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Ontario office.

Dr. Rondeau & Team Rondeau


Straighten Your Smile Discreetly

Are you an older teen or adult who hates their smile but thinks it’s a little too late to get braces? While we know that many people as they get older may not like the idea of wearing brackets and wires on their teeth for a year or two, what if our London, ON, dentists at Dr. Rondeau & Associates told you that you could straighten your smile more discreetly without metal braces? It’s now possible with the help of Invisalign.

No doubt you’ve already heard about Invisalign, a revolutionary system that uses a set of clear aligners that fit over your teeth to shift them into the proper place over time. Each aligner is tailor-made to fit your teeth, so it will provide the perfect fit each time.

Not only that but also these aligners are made from clear, flexible medical-grade plastic, so they are completely transparent. This makes the treatment a lot more discreet, so people won’t initially be able to tell that you have braces.

Here are some facts you should know about living with Invisalign:

  • Aligners are removable so you won’t have to brush and floss around metal brackets and wires. Your oral routine remains entirely the same as it did before you got braces. Also, you can enjoy eating all of your favorite foods without restriction, since aligners can be removed prior to eating or drinking.
  • Even though aligners are removable, you’ll still want to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours every day to ensure that you get the results you want.
  • In order to keep your aligners stain-free and transparent, this means that you’ll also want to maintain and clean them every day. There are Invisalign cleaning kits out there that you can use to make sure your aligners remain transparent and free of bacteria.
  • You’ll change out your aligners every two weeks. Over time, you’ll begin to notice subtle changes in the shape and alignment of your smile.
  • You’ll also need to visit our London, ON, office for checkups about every six weeks to make sure that you are getting the results you want, that your teeth and gums are still healthy, and that your treatment is on track.

Do you want to get Invisalign in London, ON? Are you ready to take the next step to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment? Then it’s time you called Dr. Rondeau & Associates today at (519) 455-4110 to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Your Policies In Regards To Appointments, Cancellations And Emergency Care?2018-06-19T19:26:05-04:00

We see all patients on an appointment basis. However, if an emergency situation arises, call us immediately and we will see you as quickly as possible. If you are unable to keep your appointment, 24 hours notice allows us to give your reserved time to another patient. To schedule or reschedule an appointment please contact our front office at 519-455-4110, or 1-866-933-4110 if you are from outside of London.

What Are My Finance Options?2018-06-19T19:25:24-04:00

In order to make paying for your dental services as convenient as possible, Dr. Rondeau & Associates has a number of payment options, including Visa, MasterCard, postdated cheques, cheques and debit cards. Our treatment coordinator will be happy to assist you with any of your financial concerns.

What Languages Does The Staff At Rondeau & Associates Speak?2018-06-19T19:24:35-04:00

At Rondeau & Associates, we have many bilingual staff members whose languages spoken include English, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Greek and French.

What Are Acceptable Payment Methods?2018-06-19T19:23:10-04:00

Except under unusual circumstances, our office does not accept payments from an insurance company. This is in your best interest since you already know all of the information about your appropriate coverage. You can take immediate action should any reimbursement be incorrect. All responsible parties, whether they have insurance or not, will be required to sign a financial arrangement form if making monthly payments. Our financial agreement is with you and not the insurance company and therefore you have the ultimate responsibility for payment of services rendered.

What Is Rondeau & Associates Service Philosophy?2018-06-19T19:20:51-04:00

Since service is part of our philosophy, we will be glad to assist you in gaining your benefits by submitting an original claim form with all appropriate information requested by the insurance company. If your company requires additional records be sent to them (which is unusual), we will also comply and directly bill your insurance company for duplication costs.

How Do Most Insurance Companies Work?2018-06-19T19:18:47-04:00

Your insurance company will reimburse you in their customary way. Every insurance company is different in how and what percentage they pay depending on the plan you have. For example, most insurance companies will cover 50% of the fee up to a lifetime maximum. The most common lifetime maximum is $1000 (less than one-forth of the average full case fee). A typical reimbursement scheme would be to pay 50% of your initial payment, followed by 50% of your monthly payment until the maximum is reached. You would expect to receive the full $1000 only if the fee for treatment exceeded $2000. Most companies pay monthly, rarely do they ever pay the full amount at the beginning of treatment. Even if your account is paid in full at the beginning of treatment, many will only reimburse you on their set schedule. If your insurance status changes, for example if you change jobs, your orthodontic benefits may stop at that point regardless of what you have paid. The bottom line is that orthodontic benefits are among the lowest (percentage) reimbursement in all of healthcare since it is deemed “elective”. In fact, many families that have “dental insurance” do not have orthodontic benefits. The last thing we want is an unhappy parent when they find out that their reimbursements don’t match their expectations after treatment has begun.

How Do I Know My Insurance Coverage For Orthodontic, TMD And Sleep Apnea/Snoring Services?2018-06-19T19:17:43-04:00

The first step is to contact your personnel manager or benefits manager where you are currently employed. This person will be able to assist you in acquiring the appropriate information concerning your coverage as well as provide you with dental forms. Many patients do not realize the effort we would have to put forth to interpret their plans in order to gain all of the benefits possible for each patient. This is especially true with all of the changing benefits from year to year. We recommend that each patient thoroughly research, understand and maintain their benefit plans.

What Are Your Policies Regarding Prepayment Programs And Insurance Coverage Related To Orthodontic Services?2018-06-19T19:12:02-04:00

With the increased number of dental insurance, prepayment, and reimbursement programs, it is difficult to have a complete and accurate knowledge of all available programs.  For example, some companies have dental benefits, but no orthodontic coverage while others have age limits or different rates of coverage for orthodontic treatment. Still, others have deductibles and may cover only a percentage of the fee up to a maximum amount. We have also encountered plans that have yearly maximums that encourage patients to extend or delay treatment to obtain certain benefits. This last example may not only be unfair to the patient but can affect treatment results.

About Our Practice

Rondeau & Associates is a practice limited to OrthodonticsBracesOrthopedicsTMJ and TMD disorders, Snoring & Sleep Apnea, Ear and Jaw Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Headaches.

Office Hours

Office Hours Mon: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tue: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Wed: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Thur: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Fri:  Closed Summer Hours May Vary (Starting July 2- Sept 3)

Contact Info

1295 Highbury Ave, #C8 London, ON N5Y 5L3

Phone: 1-519-455-4110

Fax: 1-519-455-4779

Web: www.ortho-tmj.com