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PacificWest Dental Group BC

    

Specialists in braces, Invisalign and orthodontic treatments that provide a lasting solution for misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite and other dental issues.

Top-Quality Dental Care at PacificWest Dental Group

At PacificWest Dental Group, we value our patients and ensure quality treatment every time. Our team of highly experienced and specially trained dentists gives you the effective, honest advice you deserve. The teams at our Vancouver and Surrey offices treat various conditions. We will listen to your needs and concerns to suggest a suitable treatment plan. With over 25 years of service and up-to-date technologies, we can reduce pain and speed up tooth movement when getting braces. Book an appointment with PacificWest Dental Group today!

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Why Choose PacificWest Dental Group?

The team at PacificWest Dental Group boasts over 25 years of orthodontic treatment experience. Dr. Wang and Dr. Lee are certified specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics to provide you with the best treatment. Additionally, they keep up-to-date with their skills through continuous education. 

Whichever orthodontist you see at a PacificWest Dental Group will make you feel welcome and comfortable in the office. Our team are good and patient listeners who are willing to provide honest and effective answers to all your questions. We always take an empathetic approach with each patient.

Our team takes pride in our progressive dental specialty offices. By offering quality orthodontic care in a modern, professional environment, we achieve the highest level of patient health and satisfaction. In turn, we contribute positively to our community.

Inspiring Confidence

Our goal is to achieve the highest level of patient health and satisfaction, and contribute positively to our community.
Below are the 4 pillars we build our practice around.
Convenient & Customized, Patient Centered Care at Pacific West Dental

Convenient & Customized, Patient Centered Care

We listen to your needs and concerns, and suggest a treatment plan that works for you. This also means accepting flexible payments, providing flexible hours and having convenient locations with free parking available! If you have a need for orthodontic care in the Lower Mainland, we would love to find a solution that works for you!

Comprehensive Treatment at Pacific West Dental

Comprehensive Treatment

Our highly experienced and specially trained orthodontists are available to work together on any possible complex conditions. From smile makeovers, to dental sleep medicine, head and neck pain therapy, and even botox treatments, we combine our expertise from different fields of specialties to provide the most comprehensive patient care possible. 

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Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatments

We take pride in providing the highest quality orthodontic solutions for achieving beautiful smiles. From Invisalign to ceramic brackets, lingual braces, and botox treatments, we are focused on delivering long lasting and effective cosmetic results for our patients at an affordable cost. Book a consultation today to see what we can do for your smile!

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Proven Technologies

Orthodontic technology has improved drastically over the years and we are proud to use the most cutting edge and advanced technologies in our clinics. 3D Printed braces, iTero scanners and Cold Laser Therapy are some of the newest technologies that we actively invest in that improve patient outcomes. Come and see for yourself just how special this technology is.

Our Orthodontic Treatments

As leading orthodontics experts, the PacificWest Dental Group team offers various services. We foster a welcoming environment to help you and your family feel at home at our office. Our wealth of experience makes fixing problems with your teeth as easy as possible for you. We want each patient to walk out of our offices with an amazing smile and newfound confidence. Let’s review our treatment options. 

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an effective way to straighten your teeth. Instead of using metal wires and brackets (like normal braces), Invisalign is a piece of clear plastic that you would wear to straighten your teeth.
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Braces

At PacificWest, we provide different orthodontic braces and will recommend the best treatment based on your specific needs. Led by Dr. Cheng Lun Wang, PacificWest have been providing braces and orthodontic treatments in Vancouver and Surrey for decades.
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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are orthodontic appliances that fit up behind the teeth and therefore are not visible. The word “lingual” means tongue or palate and, when related to braces, refers to the inside surface of teeth.
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TMJ

TMJ pain can decrease quality and enjoyment of life. There is now a revolutionary therapy that combines advanced dentistry with sports medicine techniques to relieve the discomfort of TMJ
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iTero

The iTero scanner allows us to take a digital impression—a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue, without the gooey mess, the bad taste, and pukes on the floor.
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Laser Therapy

Low-Level Laser can reduce pain signalling and the sensation of pain, and also increase blood flow to remove the pain-inducing chemicals in the area. Ultimately, it allows us to effectively reduce discomfort and pain typically associated with orthodontic treatment.
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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical syndrome that causes the breathing to become very shallow or completely stopped during sleep. It is a common problem that affects millions of adults in North America.
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Dysport Cosmetic Injectables

Dysport is a popular injectable treatment that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It is made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin, which works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to relax and smooth out wrinkles.
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Lightforce Braces

Lightforce Braces are exceptionally lightweight and discreet, making them virtually unnoticeable to others. They utilize a customized 3D-printed bracket system, precisely tailored to each patient's individual dental anatomy, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal tooth movement.

What Conditions Does PacificWest Dental Group Treat?

Every patient is unique and has their own individual needs. There are various types of malocclusion that our clinic staff treat on a regular basis. Here are some of the issues that appointments with our team can remedy.

Crowded Teeth

When the jaw bone is too small for the teeth to grow into the mouth straight, crowded teeth or overcrowding occurs. The teeth are forced to rotate and overlap against each other to fit in, creating crookedness and malalignment.

Irregular Spacing

Teeth need to be a certain shape and size to fit against each other. Irregular spacing happens when there are extra spaces between teeth, so they are unable to fit smoothly against each other.

Open Bite

When the front upper and lower teeth slant outward, they are unable to touch each other when the patient bites down. The condition is called an open bite.





Under Bite

An underbite happens when the teeth along the lower jaw protrude out farther than the upper front teeth. It’s usually a result of incorrect jaw alignment.





Over Bite

When the upper jaw and teeth extend too far over the teeth on the lower jaw, it creates the appearance of a protrusive upper lip and teeth, or buck teeth. It happens when the upper and lower jaw bone sizes do not align. A small lower jaw bone is the most common.

30 Years of Serving Our Community

PacificWest Dental Group has been proudly serving the communities in Little Mountain and Surrey Newton since 1994. Using the decades of experience and expertise our doctors have, we have been helping our patients one smile at a time. We not only serve patients who come and see us, but take pride in giving back and serving our communities. From training our next generation of dentists and orthodontists  to providing meals to those less fortunate, we are proud to help make our community stronger.

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Meet Our Doctors

We take pride in our progressive  dental specialty office, offering quality orthodontic care in a modern, professional environment.

Our goal is to achieve the highest level of patient health and satisfaction, and contribute positively to our community. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

About PWD

We encourage a friendly atmosphere at our Vancouver and Surrey office, and welcome all our patients into the PacificWest Dental family. We understand our patients are trusting us with their smile, and we appreciate that trust. We believe in being transparent with our patients about the process, and we make sure they are comfortable every step of the way. We are happy to offer the latest technology in the industry and multidisciplinary care to treat our patients in the best possible way.

We are pleased to have Dr. Wang, Dr. Lee, Dr. Cheng, and Dr. Chiang overseeing the orthodontic treatment of our patients. Each of our orthodontists is Certified Specialists in Orthodontics. Learn more about our orthodontists here.

The teams at both of our locations provide equal quality care, and we want you to choose the location that is most convenient for you.

General

Having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can affect more than how your smile looks. Severely crowded dentition is more difficult to clean, and may result in higher risk of cavities and gum disease. Other common malocclusion such as crossbite and deepbite can cause uneven wear to the teeth and extra stress to the jaw joint. Check out our Orthodontics page for more information.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has so much passion and love in the art of moving teeth, they spend 2-3 more years in specialty school to learn the knowledge and skill in orthodontics. Additionally, they need to pass the rigorous national board examination (The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, National Dental Specialty Examination) in order to become a certified specialist in Canada. Finally, because a certified orthodontist usually will limit his or her practice to orthodontics only, they have much more experience in diagnosing malocclusion and providing treatments than a family dentist.

Whether a case can be treated by a family dentist depends on the complexity of the malocclusion and the experience and training of the family dentist. Many family dentists have great interest in orthodontics and will take courses to obtain knowledge and experience in providing braces treatment. In fact, the orthodontists at PacificWest Dental have hosted many study clubs to help our family dentist colleagues learn about orthodontics.

You should ask your family dentist what kind of training he or she has in orthodontics, if he or she treated cases like yours before, and does he or she have photos of the case that he has completed to show you. We will be more than happy to provide you with a second opinion if you have any questions about your teeth!

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for people of all ages, whether young or old. Starting from the age of 7, we recommend taking your child to visit us so that we can monitor his or her teeth and jaw growth, and keep an eye out for potential problems. Learn more about our approach here.

Braces work by gently pulling and pushing the teeth to guide them into alignment. The real working horse in this process is the wire. Think of your teeth as a set of trains; braces are the wheels on the train, and the wire is the rail. It is the wire that guides the teeth where to go.

But how does the physical force from the wire actually make teeth move? Teeth are suspended in the bone by a collection of ligaments. When teeth are under pressure, these ligaments are squashed, and they release signals to call for cells (osteoclast) to come to remove the bone surround them (so they could become unsquashed).  After the teeth have moved into new position, another type of cell (osteoblast) will come to build new bones around the teeth to secure it in the new position. And this is how braces work to move your teeth!

At the initial consultation, we want to understand your needs and provide you with treatment options. In order to do this, we will need your medical and dental history, and any questions you may have!

This is the million dollar question! The cost of braces is based on several factors like the complexity of your case, how long treatment will take and which type of appliances you choose (metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign® or lingual braces). And because each patient receives a different treatment plan customized to his or her need, the cost will also be different.

Rest assured that during the consultation with Dr. Wang and Dr. Lee, financial figures will be discussed in depth. At PacificWest Dental Group, we work together with our patients to ensure treatment is affordable and payment options are flexible. We offer interest-free financing and accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and debit.

Insurance plan coverage varies greatly, so we recommend asking your provider what your coverage includes. We will provide you the total cost of your treatment before your first appointment so you can determine your cost after your insurance coverage.

We do not direct bill to your insurance provider, but provide you with receipts and invoices so you can successfully process your claims.

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO) recommends children should have their first appointment as young as seven years old. At PacificWest Dental Group, we believe you're never too young or too old for treatment. However, catching problems early can prevent issues later on in life.

The answer to this question may vary depending on your individual needs. When undergoing treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, you should have follow-up appointments every six to eight weeks. It ensures your treatment is going smoothly and will help you leave our office with an amazing smile even sooner.

Dentists are great at helping you keep your teeth healthy. However, orthodontists specialize in working with jaw issues and teeth misalignment. In fact, dentists usually refer patients to orthodontists to fix alignment problems or bite abnormalities. Call PacificWest Dental Group for a consultation today!

Orthodontists are dentists who went through two to three years of additional training to specialize in the bite, and teeth and jaw alignment. Orthodontists and dentists are a team who work together to improve your oral health. However, they each have their own roles in your treatment. Dentistry focuses on treating the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. In contrast, orthodontics is a specialty field that focuses on correcting bites, malocclusions, and straightening the teeth.

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Our Locations

With locations in Vancouver and Surrey, we are proud to help patients from all over Metro Vancouver with their Orthodontist and Invisalign needs. Choose a location works best for you and come see what we are all about for yourself.

Book a Consultation

Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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