About Orthodontics

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What is Orthodontics

Simply put, orthodontics is the study of correcting improper bites and idealizing dental alignment. At South Surrey Smiles you will always be under the care of a certified specialist. Our doctors have succeeded in at least four years of dental school, and have completed an additional two or three years of specialty training in orthodontics.

Why see an Orthodontist?

There are a number of significant reasons why you could benefit from seeing an orthodontist:

  • You will be under the care of a certified specialist who has completed not only years of dental school but also undertook additional three years of specialty training in order to specialize in orthodontics.
  • An orthodontist has extensive experience with complex orthodontic treatment, and has a specific focus on the growth and development of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontists have expertise in advanced orthodontic treatment techniques.
  • An orthodontist is uniquely qualified to design an effective and efficient treatment plan for you and for your family.

What are the common problems that can be corrected with orthodontic treatment?

The most obvious reason to seek orthodontic treatment is crowded teeth or spacing. At South Surrey Smiles, we are committed to giving you not only a beautiful smile but also a functional bite. Without a functional bite, you may suffer excessive tooth wear, jaw joint discomfort and even tooth loss. The common types of malocclusion include:

  • Deep Bite
  • Protrusion
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite
  • Missing or Impacted Teeth
  • Midline Discrepancy

Learn more about these common types of malocclusion here.

When is the right timing for orthodontic treatment?

The answer is ANYTIME! Start your pursuit of a healthy and beautiful smile by booking a complimentary consultation with us now!