Orthodontics / Invisalign 

Improving your smile is possible at any age.

At Burnaby Family Dental we provide orthodontics for children, teens and adults. Orthodontics or ‘braces’ is not just about straightening the teeth but it will also improve how the jaw functions during chewing.  The proper alignment of teeth and bones also will create healthier joints and tissues in the mouth. As each patient has different needs we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific desires and requirements.  At Burnaby Family dental we provide all forms of orthodontics: orthopedic appliances, traditional braces and Invisalign (invisible braces).  

Having an orthodontic assessment when you are young allows the dentist to access whether there are any growth deficiencies of the upper and lower jaws. Our goal is to guide the growth of the upper and/or lower jaw to make adequate space for the eruption of all the permanent teeth.

 Possible benefits of early treatment:

  • Improving profiles, smiles and self-esteem
  • Correcting harmful habits, such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting
  • Functional (orthopedic) appliances develop the arches and make more room for the tongue
  • Improving speech
  • Reducing the amount of time spent in fixed braces and frequently eliminating the need for the extraction of permanent teeth
  • Increasing nasal breathing and eliminating airway constriction which improves health
  • Creating beautiful broad smiles by developing the arches
  • Eliminating grinding of the teeth at night
  • Preventing headaches and earaches

It is usually less expensive to correct a problem when the patient is younger.  Waiting for the problem to become more serious can lead to more expensive or complicated forms of treatment (i.e. jaw surgery).

Please contact Burnaby Family Dental if you have any questions regarding orthodontics and whether you or your child are a candidate for treatment.