Straighter Teeth - Greater Smile
We offer the latest advances in orthodontics including Invisalign. Adults everywhere are learning that it’s never too late to go from good to great.
While the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful and straight smile, there is more to orthodontics than their aesthetic advantages. Well-aligned teeth not only increase your self-confidence; they make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene as they are easier to clean and care for. Additionally, straight teeth can help prevent abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, chewing and speaking difficulties, and excess stress placed on your gums and bone tissues.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Orthodontics come in a wide variety of options and materials—metal, ceramic, or plastic are the most common. Besides, they can be fixed or removable. Nonetheless, despite the type of orthodontic treatment chosen, braces place a gentle force to shift your teeth into their correct positions carefully.
The braces of today are much more aesthetically pleasing, smaller, sleeker, less visible, and more comfortable. You can choose from clear (ceramic) braces or metallic as well as fun bands colours or, brackets without any elastic ties. Also, modern braces near you have less noticeable wires, and the patient’s teeth can move quicker with less discomfort.
At Garden City Dental, our team of highly-trained, equipped, and experienced dental professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve optimum oral health. Our dentists in Winnipeg, MB R2P 2Z3, will work with you to establish a custom-treatment plan that will help you reach your best aesthetic and functional results possible.
Duration of Treatment
The best time to start orthodontic treatment can vary for different individuals and depends on the stage of growth and development of the teeth and jaws. Healthy teeth in adults respond to orthodontic forces in the same manner as in younger individuals and orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age! It is estimated that adults make up one of every 4 to 5 patients having orthodontic treatment.
Once your orthodontist has determined that it is the ideal time to begin, treatment typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the severity of the problem. Diligent compliance with recommendations, such as the prescribed wear of rubber bands or appliances, is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.
Our Orthodontist - Dr. Susan Tsang
Dr. Tsang was born and raised in Winnipeg and attained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba with the University of Gold Medal for highest standing. Concurrently, she completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then returned to the University of Manitoba to continue her studies in a post-graduate specialty program in Orthodontics and completed her Master of Science degree. As a certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Tsang is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Tsang also practices with the Winnipeg Orthodontic Group. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, where she teaches orthodontics to dental students and graduate orthodontic residents. She is currently serving as the Manitoba representative on the Board of the Canadian Association of Orthodontics.
In her spare time, she enjoys curling, running and spending time with friends and family.