Your Place for Trusted Orthodontic Care in North Vancouver
At North Shore Orthodontics, we understand how your smile can impact your self-esteem and are determined to help you enjoy your most confident smile. Dr. Jordan Millar and Dr. Cecilia Ponce are passionate about assisting patients in achieving functional and aesthetic results.
Along with their skilled dental team, both doctors enjoy working with families, including adults, seniors, teens, and children. We carefully listen to your needs and provide you with personalized guidance throughout your route to straighter, healthier teeth.
For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Orthodontics is a technologically advanced field which offers many sophisticated solutions to malocclusions and other cosmetic problems. The orthodontist will generally perform a visual examination, panoramic X-rays, and dental scans (bite impressions) in order to assess the exact nature of the discrepancy.
When a diagnosis has been made, there are a variety of orthodontic treatment options available, including:
- Fixed orthodontic braces – A metal or ceramic dental base is affixed to each tooth, and a dental wire is inserted through each base. The orthodontist is able to gradually guide the teeth into proper alignment by regularly adjusting the wire. When the desired results are achieved, the fixed dental braces are completely removed.
- Invisalign® – A removable brace system or aligner that is completely transparent. Invisalign® does not interfere with eating because of its removable nature, and mechanically works in the same way as the traditional braces.
- Removable appliances – There are a wide range of removable appliances commonly used in orthodontics, including elastics and springs that improve overbites, retainers that improve the position of the teeth or hold the newly achieved position, and head gear which is used to correct an underbite. Retainers are used after treatment to ensure that the teeth do not begin to move back toward their original positions.
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