Most teenagers and adults today expect to have straight teeth. Orthodontics is one of the basics of cosmetic dentistry. A lesser-understood and appreciated aspect is the proper development of airway and facial profile in children.
It is important that children’s arches are allowed to grow and develop properly. This is the main focus of treatment once first molars are in. If a child has good jaw development, straightening teeth is much easier if needed at all. We never use headgear, and seldom recommend bicuspid extractions. On average, we prefer a full broad smile at age 21 to aligned teeth at age 13.
Retainers need to be worn to keep teeth straight. The muscle forces of tongue, lips, and cheeks push the teeth. There are several retainer choices. We will work with you to find the best one suited for you.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of a smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible material that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements our team planned for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
As an Invisalign® preferred provider, Victoria & 54th has completed many cases using the Invisalign® system and can find the right fit for you. Dr. Fung is the third largest provider of Invisalign® in British Columbia.