Adults Guidance

We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – leaving you with a significantly different smile and healthier bite. Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile, but also improve the health of your teeth and gums. By seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult you can perhaps avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel, and TMJ/TMD pain. Often times, because adults are typically more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results turn out far greater in a shorter time than with a child and/or teen. We offer a wide selection of braces to meet the individual needs and desires of each of our adult patients. From traditional metal braces and ceramic braces to clear aligners that can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth, we are confident we can help you achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about.

Don’t ever feel it’s too late to enhance your smile.

Metal Braces

We offer our patients the very latest in metal braces, making orthodontic treatment more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Brackets are bonded to the teeth and connected using an arch wire. The arch wire is a thin metal wire, held to the brackets using elastics, or rubber bands. The brackets, arch wire, and elastics all come in different materials and colours, so there are still choices with metal braces to give you a personalized appearance. Once placed, metal braces put constant pressure on your teeth to help guide them into their proper position. During follow-up appointments, the arch wire will be adjusted, slowly correcting the teeth. The length of your treatment will depend on your individual case. Due to affordability and a proven reputation for success, metal braces are among the most popular treatment options.

Ceramic Braces

We use In-Ovation C ceramic braces, which use an innovative free-sliding technology. This eliminates the need for elastic or metal ties, so that little to no pressure is placed on teeth as they are gently guided into place. Both the metal and ceramic braces we use work the same way, however ceramic braces are chosen by patients who would like the added benefit of high aesthetics. With In-Ovation® C system braces, achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is fast and comfortable… an altogether highly attractive process. Our patient friendly design means that you have less chair time, reduced discomfort and far fewer appointments than with older style braces. Plus you have the cosmetic benefits of ceramic translucency – braces that seamlessly blend with your teeth!

Lingual Braces

These braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. The duration of the treatment stays the same, but appointments take a little longer. The outcome of the treatment is the same and lingual orthodontics is therefore more for aesthetic reasons. During the first few weeks there might be slight irritation to the tongue and speech might be affected a little, but eventually the patient adjusts very well.


These aligner trays are made of smooth comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are numerous companies that fabricate clear aligners. Invisalign is possibly the most well-known brand, followed by Clearpath.

Note: Not all patients are candidates for this option. It is generally reserved for less complex problems.

What is it? Nobody will be able to notice that you are wearing an invisible, removable and comfortable aligner and therefore you will be able to smile more confidently during treatment as well as after.

How does it work? Each set of aligners needs to be used for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You’ll visit our practice about once every 4 – 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Surgical Orthodontics

This option is for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and those with facial, aesthetic concerns. Close collaboration with a specialist oral surgeon in cases of surgical orthodontics helps to achieve the best results. Jaw growth is usually completed by age 16-18 years for girls and 18 -21 years for boys. Pre-surgical tooth movements can begin a year prior to these ages. During your orthodontic treatment, which usually lasts 6-18 months, you wear braces and will visit your orthodontist for scheduled adjustments to your braces. When you have completed surgery, you should be able to return to school or work within two weeks. After the necessary healing time (about 4-8 weeks), your orthodontist “fine-tunes” your bite. In most cases, braces are removed within 6 to 12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.