For most people a straight, healthy smile, and the confidence that comes with it, is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. We want you to feel comfortable and confident during each stage of your orthodontic treatment!
Orthodontic Treatment Options
From coloured braces for a more eye-catching look, to translucent, lingual, or self-ligating lower profile options, we'll help you find just the right braces for your needs and lifestyle. » Learn More
Consider Invisalign clear aligners to help you achieve straight teeth — without braces. » Learn More
Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics (also known as orthognathic surgery) corrects jaw irregularities to improve the patient's facial aesthetics, and the ability to chew, speak, and breathe. » Learn More
Dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. » Learn More
AcceleDent Aura is a new technology that helps patients to speed up the orthodontic treatment process in just 20 minutes a day. » Learn More
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of a variety of materials, including metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth.
By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.
It's a great time to wear braces!
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth.
Now, you can choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and you can choose the colour of the ties that hold the wire in the brackets.
Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest innovations in orthodontic materials move teeth faster, and with less discomfort to patients.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient's mouth and face and the severity of the problem.
Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate.
The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.
Duration of treatment for adults is typically similar to that of teens. Interceptive (early) treatment procedures for younger children may take as few as six months.