Braces in Burnaby, Metrotown
Braces are an incredibly effective way to straighten your teeth. For the majority of patients, a beautiful smile is a key reason behind getting braces. But, there are countless advantages to having aligned teeth. These include easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech, and a more aesthetic smile.
Our talented team in Burnaby, BC can assist with your tooth straightening and orthodontic needs. There are many different treatment options available when it comes to braces. Our team is there every step of the way to help you feel comfortable and confident with your smile.
Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the classic metal braces, made of stainless steel brackets and wires. They are the most common type of braces and they can align incredibly crooked teeth and misaligned bites.
Ceramic braces are identical in structure to traditional braces. But they are made of tooth-colored ceramics rather than metal. They are less visible and are an aesthetic alternative.
Lingual braces are usually made from either stainless steel or titanium. They are placed behind your teeth, rather than in the front. They require custom fittings and are invisible when smiling.
Cost of Braces in Burnaby, Metrotown
It is difficult to estimate the cost of braces as each treatment is unique. Braces in Burnaby and the greater Vancouver area typically range from $8000 to $12000 depending on the type of braces and complexity of treatment. Call us for a consultation and we will be able to give you an accurate quote after taking x-rays and discussing your needs.
Braces For Teens And Children
The earlier orthodontic treatment begins, the quicker the problem can be successfully resolved or prevented.
Both the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO-ACO) recommends that children should get their first orthodontic consultation around the age of 7. An orthodontic examination may be beneficial before age 7 if facial or oral irregularities are noted.
Braces For Adults
Today, an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth and correct their bites. In fact, it is now estimated that almost one-third of all current orthodontic patients are adults. Braces work in the same way regardless of the age of the patient.
Can Adults Benefit From Orthodontic Braces?
Crooked or misaligned teeth can lead to poor self-esteem, lack of self-confidence and deterioration of dental health. Aside from poor aesthetics, improperly aligned teeth can also cause difficulties biting, chewing and speaking clearly. Dentists who practice orthodontics agree that straight teeth tend to be healthier teeth.
Straight teeth offer a multitude of health and dental benefits including:
- Reduction in general tooth decay
- Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease
- Decreased likelihood of tooth injury
- Reduction in digestive disorders
One of the biggest obstacles preventing adults from having orthodontic treatment is the thought of having the traditional wires and brackets placed. Fortunately, there is now a wide range of fixed and removable orthodontic devices available (like Invisalign) which makes adapting to braces easier, more comfortable, simpler to clean and less noticeable.
Visit VCCID – Our Dental Clinic Is Inside Metrotown Mall In Burnaby
For over 28 years, we have been providing dental care to residents in the Burnaby and Metrotown area. Our team is committed to our clients’ overall health, as a holistic focused dental clinic. We strive to not only create beautiful smiles but healthy and enriched lives.
Braces can make an incredible difference in a patient’s mental and physical health. Contact the team at VCCID with the form on the right, call (604) 434-0248 or visit our clinic in Metrotown, Burnaby for your consultation.