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A variety of orthodontic treatment options are available, it is important that a proper diagnosis is put in place to narrow down your choices to those capable of delivering the desired and prescribed outcome.

Dentist vs. Orthodontist

While general dentists are experts in many areas of dentistry and many of them offer orthodontic treatment, only an orthodontist has the specialized training to deliver it. Orthodontists are dentists who have completed an additional 3 years of full time and specialized university training at an accredited institution. Furthermore, all orthodontists practicing in Quebec and most of Canada are currently required to successfully complete the examinations leading to the award of “Fellow” by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)). Look for these exact FRCD(C) credentials when searching for an orthodontist.

Orthodontic treatment involves a lot more than just straightening your teeth. Careful treatment planning must take place in order to make sure that when you bite, your newly straightened top and bottom teeth fit well together, all by respecting your facial profile and without compromising your oral health. A poorly designed treatment plan using braces or Invisalign® can leave you with a bad bite and more problems with your teeth and jaws than you began with. Unlike in general medicine where you need a prescription from your doctor to see a cardiologist should you need specialized treatment for a heart condition, you do not need a prescription from your dentist to consult with an orthodontist.


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We are experienced in treating combined orthodontic and jaw surgery cases

We provide modern orthodontic care and aim to make every appointment fun and educational.

Please call us if you have any questions, or schedule a consultation for a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Cheretakis to discuss your needs and concerns and find out which treatment is right for you.