What’s New in Orthodontics?

The world of orthodontics has come a long way in aesthetics and technology. Your Surrey orthodontist offers so much more than traditional metal braces. Now there are many more options to consider when choosing orthodontics for yourself or your child.

Metal braces are still used regularly and are considered to be highly effective, but there are many other great options available. For example, braces can now be gold, ceramic, clear or lingual. Each new option has its own benefits and considerations to keep in mind.

Gold braces have a luxurious look to them but they are actually stainless steel underneath. While they look expensive, they aren’t really that out of reach relative to some of the other options available.

Ceramic braces are clearer and thus less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They are a great way to wear braces without looking like you’re wearing anything on your teeth. One disadvantage is that they can be brittle, meaning that they are more suited for top teeth rather than lower teeth.

Invisalign aligners are invisible appliances that help improve your bite with a series of appliances over time. You can take them off to eat or drink which means no awkward moments getting food stuck in your braces. They are custom made for your teeth on an ongoing basis throughout your treatment.

Lingual braces hide behind the teeth so nobody can tell you’re even wearing them. They are custom made to fit your mouth and perfect for orthodontic treatment options that look natural.Beautiful braces on a teen, Surrey orthodontics

Your Surrey orthodontist can provide you with the information you need to choose which option is going to work best for you and your budget. Orthodontics don’t have to break the bank and nobody needs to know your teeth aren’t naturally perfect. The world of orthodontics has come so far and straight, natural looking teeth will take you even farther.

Dr Wang

Dr. Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)


Orthodontic specialist, founder of PacificWest Dental Group. Helping people get the perfect smile since 1994!

Dr Kevin

Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)


Specialist in Orthodontics, UBC alumni. Love helping patients get a beautiful smile. Part-time clinical instructor at UBC. 

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