Braces in Surrey, BC
Types of Braces Offered in Our Surrey Clinic
At Pacific West Dental, we offer a range of different orthodontic treatments to treat many varieties of malocclusion and misalignment of the teeth and jaws. Over the past several decades, Dr. Cheng Lun Wang, Dr. Kevin Lee, and their team have been providing Surrey with the finest orthodontic care.
Traditional Metal Braces
The classic treatment modality that has stood the test of time. Standard metal brackets are glued to the teeth to act as a handle to direct the force exerted from the metal wire to move teeth and change bite.
✓ Ability to add different colours through the elastomeric ties
✓ Predictable, reliable clinical outcome
Champagne Gold Braces
Iconix® stainless steel champagne colored brackets truly offer the best of both worlds – the durability of stainless steel and the aesthetics of “white” gold. A unique proprietary process ensures these brackets will stay champagne for the duration of treatment.
✓ Similar in price to the traditional alternative
✓ Add a little personal flair to your braces
Designed using state of the art CAD modeling and computerized simulation resulting in improved mechanical strength, Empower® 2 Clear Brackets uses polycrystalline material formulated to deliver uncompromising strength without compromising the aesthetic clarity of the bracket. They offer similar function to traditional metal braces while being clear in colour and much less noticeable.
✓ Work just as well as other types of braces
✓ The least noticeable type of fixed braces
✓ Can still be combined with customizable colours
Clear Aligners - Invisalign
Clear aligners are removable, Custom-made, clear plastic trays that move teeth and correct the bite as patients progress through the series of trays.
✓ Discreet and barely noticeable
✓ Removable, hence has minimum effect to eating and cleaning
✓ Less emergencies than traditional braces which can come off or becomes pokey
As opposed to being glued onto the outside surface of the teeth, these brackets are fixed to the inside (tongue side, hence the name lingual) surface of the teeth. As a result, it is virtually invisible, yet still retains the advantage of fixed braces where patients do not need to worry about forgetting to wear their appliances.
✓ Almost completely invisible
✓ Do not depend on patient remembering to wear the appliance to be effective
Advice You Can Trust
Our orthodontists at PacificWest will be with you on every step of the process, from first consultation to retainer checks. We will help you achieve a brighter smile and maintain it for the rest of your life.
Dr. Cheng Lun Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
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Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are a combination of small metal brackets, wire, and adhesive. Individual metal brackets are glued to the teeth to act as a handle to direct the force exerted from the metal wire to move teeth and change bite. Over time, the dental wire is incrementally adjusted to ease teeth into their final position
By far the most common type of orthodontic appliance, traditional metal braces have been a common option for decades. Meta braces can be decorated with custom-coloured rubber ties for a uniquely individual touch.
Champagne Gold Braces
Iconix® stainless steel champagne colored brackets truly offer the best of both worlds – the durability of stainless steel and the aesthetics of “white” gold. A unique proprietary process ensures these brackets will stay champagne for the duration of treatment. They are just as effective as their traditional metal counterparts, without vastly different prices.
Ceramic braces are a more discrete version of traditional metal braces. While similar in form and function, ceramic braces are instead made using clear or tooth-coloured material to create a more subtle finish that is less noticeable on your teeth.
Ceramic braces are as effective as traditional metal ones. Ceramic braces are a fantastic choice if you want your braces to be a little more subtle without a drastic price increase. And when you want to have fun, they can still be customized with a range of coloured ties to match your style.
Clear Aligners - Invisalign
Invisalign® clear aligners are a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to undergo treatment with minimal impact on their daily lives. The Invisalign® clear aligner system is a popular choice for many patients in Surrey.
Invisalign® provides a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces in the form of a custom-made aligner that is completely removable. Your treatment plan is customized and designed for your specific condition and treatment goals. A series of clear aligners are manufactured according to the doctor’s design and delivered to the patient. As patients progress through the aligners, their teeth and bite are gently and gradually guided into the new desired position.
The aligners can be easily removed from the mouth; you can still floss and brush as usual while undergoing treatment.
Lingual braces are functionally similar to traditional metal braces; however, lingual braces are attached to the inside surface (tongue side, hence the name lingual) of the teeth instead of the outside surface. Being behind the teeth makes them almost invisible when you smile, yet it still retains the advantage of fixed braces where patients do not need to worry about forgetting to wear their appliances.
Lingual braces offer a fantastic option for those who do not want to have any appliance shown on their teeth during their orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces are effective for people of all ages, but are more popular for anyone with a profession that cannot allow braces to be visible.
Self-Ligating Braces: SmartClip®
SmartClip braces offer an attractive alternative to stainless steel metal braces. SmartClip uses a self-ligating system that provides computer-designed, nickel-titanium metal alloy brackets that are customized specifically for your mouth. These braces are comfortable to wear and take less time than traditional braces in enhancing your smile.
Self-Ligating Braces: Clarity®
Clarity braces are self-ligating and are composed of highly durable, translucent ceramic. Some of the advantages of self-ligation Clarity braces are that you will often require fewer orthodontic appointments; the smooth, molded bracket design enables you to maintain good oral hygiene and enjoy a comfortable fit; each bracket is custom designed to fit each tooth individually; and you will see results in less time than traditional metal braces.
Self-Ligating Braces: In-ovation®
In-ovation braces are self-ligating and do not require the use of elastics or ties. These braces are smooth, have a lower profile than other self ligating braces, and are uniquely designed for your teeth and your mouth. This system provides technological orthodontic support to achieve the best results and to develop your optimal facial proportion. Self-ligating braces also often provide faster results and fewer appointments.
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A very beautiful office with professional staff
My daughter’s teeth are on its way to being perfect! Thank you, Dr. Wang and staff for being so attentive and efficient at each of our visits.
Just got my braces off and my teeth look amazing!
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The staff is very enthusiastic and the dentists are very professional and responsible. It took me only ten months to complete my orthodontic work. It was perfect. Dr. Lee is super nice, patient and responsible
The clinic is also newly renovated and very beautiful.
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