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Orthodontists

Orthodontists

Orthodontist in Langley Dental Centre, Langley BC

If you don’t like to smile because your teeth are misaligned, then it’s time to consult our orthodontist in Langley Dental Centre or our general dentist. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to identify, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities.

Orthodontists help align the teeth, jaws and lips, and create a healthy bite (upper and lower teeth fit together the way they should). Straight teeth make it easier for you to bite, chew and speak while an attractive smile is just one of the benefits of orthodontics.

If untreated, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A “bad bite” can contribute to speech impairments, tooth loss, chipped teeth and other dental injuries.

It also affects your confidence levels and self-esteem. A great smile can change how people perceive you – at work and in your personal life. Patients consider this psychological benefit as their main treatment goal. Your improved oral health and general well-being are equally important for our dentists.

Why Orthodontists in Langley Dental Centre, Langley BC?

All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Our orthodontists diagnose orthodontic problems and carry out the treatments as needed.  Orthodontists have two or more years of advanced education in orthodontics, accredited by the CDA, above and beyond dental school.

An orthodontist limits his or her practice solely to orthodontic treatments. They are specialized in diagnosing the problem, straightening the teeth, aligning the jaws, providing appropriate treatment and are up to date with latest technologies.

Based on factors like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more, orthodontists apply the right techniques that’s best for the individual. Treatment options could vary from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces.

At Langley Dental Centre we work with certified Orthodontists and Invisalign experts to help you get your required treatment. It is never too late to get braces because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. An orthodontist can improve the smile of patients in their 50s, 60s or older too!

Caution: Do-it-at-home or DIY treatments can cause lasting damage. Whether you’re considering clear aligners or traditional braces, seek treatment under the direct supervision of expert orthodontists only. Moving teeth without a thorough examination of the overall health of the teeth and gums could result in the permanent loss of teeth, which may result in expensive and lifelong dental problems.

Why Langley Dental Centre for Orthodontic Treatment at Langley BC?

Our treatment process is systematic, detailed and designed to ensure successful treatment outcomes.

Customized Plan: Our general dentist and family dentists make precise 3D digital images of your teeth and take physical impressions. Our orthodontists or Certified Invisalign Specialists map out the treatment plan to create a precise path, that indicates the exact movement of your teeth and the duration of the treatment. You can also preview your new smile and predict how it will look. The health of the teeth, the gums and the supporting bones will also determine the prospects for improvement.

Braces: When you decide to get braces, a consultation is with our certified specialist is scheduled or we refer you to the orthodontist.  Once the braces are placed, regular appointments are necessary for adjustments and to check if the elastic ties holding the wires are in place. During these appointments, your orthodontist evaluates the movement of your teeth and the progress made. Recommendations are made accordingly to improve the final smile.

Progress Assessed: Over the next few months, you will see your teeth gently and gradually straighten or shift into place. Your orthodontist may recommend a new set of arch-wires once in 8 to 16 weeks, or your certified Invisalign specialist may recommend that you change your aligners weekly or fortnightly.

A check-up is scheduled once every six or seven weeks. Your orthodontist will also refer you to your general dentist, once in 4 to 6 months, to get your professional teeth cleaning done or to check for cavities.

Patient Satisfaction: Most patients using Invisalign express satisfaction with the process, because the aligners are virtually invisible, do not disturb their daily routine and show improvement in their smile.

Cost: Orthodontics offers value for life, yet you may have cost specific questions, so don’t hesitate to ask us about our payment plans. Most orthodontic problems require only limited treatment.

Insurance: For the convenience of our patients we accept all dental insurance plans and most include orthodontic benefits for just a few dollars a month.

Want an Orthodontist Appointment or want to consult a certified Invisalign specialist?

Call  (604) 455-6247 or email info@langleydentist.com