Braces

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

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

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.

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Covid Phase II:  Dental offices reopening

 

We are “OPEN”

 

UPDATE May 22 2020

 

Dear patients:

 

The BC provincial health officer has given dental offices in BC the green light to reopen under “Phase II” regulations.  These regulations are dictated by WorksafeBC, the provicnical licencing body, the ongoing progression or diminishing of viral cases and current understanding of transmission, particularly in the dental office setting. 

 

The  greatest risk/concern re further spread of this virus is with those that are currently ill or who may have come into contact with someone who has been ill within the past 14 days. In the dental clinic the  concern is the generation of any aerosols that may contain virus particles.

 

Therefore when booking appointments  we will ask a series of questions to determine your risk. For those at risk of being Covid positive, treatment will be deferred until  the 14 day risk of transmission has passed. If treatment is of an urgent nature, we have  additional safety measures in place to provide emergency care, assuming it will not create a greater health risk. Alternatively referrals to a hospital may be  recommended for anyone with severe health risks who cannot be treated in office.

 

For those without contact or risk of Covid, we will be able to book your appointments. Upon arrival to the office you are required to complete a COVID screening  and consent form prior to being seen in the clinic area. The clinical staff will also do an assessment to determine if there is any risk. 

 

Similarly our staff will also be assessed daily to ensure none are ill or have had contact with a potential case of COVID within the previous 14 days.

 

We are required to modify our scheduling to allow for continued distancing and other measures to minimize potential spread. Therefore we anticipate a slightly longer waiting period for available appointments until this Phase II is complete.

 

Our primary concern is your overall health, consequently we have incorporated  additional protocols and precautions during this time to ensure the safety of patients as well as staff from this viral infection.  It involves additional barrier protection, modifying how procedures are done to avoid generating aerosols and sterilization protocols to decontaminate any surfaces that may have come in contact with aerosols. 

 

The good news is that over the past 50+ years the dental industry has learned to manage and control in-office transmission of many viruses, bacteria and outbreaks of  illnesses, and we anticipate these same protocols  will continue to protect yourselves as well as the staff. As we move through Phase II and  see this pandemic lose its “foothold” we expect we will slowly return to a more normal routine and scheduling of appointments. 

 

Of course your dental health is also paramount and therefore finding appointments for your care is also essential. Rest assured that we will be following up and contacting anyone who has missed appointments and those that are currently booked in the weeks ahead. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr Peter Balogh and all of us at VCCID