Valley Family Orthodontics

Orthodontics in Chilliwack

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Orthodontic Treatment in Chilliwack

At Valley Family Orthodontics, we provide high-quality, professional orthodontic treatment options for you and your family. We believe everyone in your family deserves a healthy, happy smile. If you have concerns or questions about improving your smile, we look forward to booking you a consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist.

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Orthodontics

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You can trust our experienced dental team with all your orthodontic needs. Our team is happy to provide you and your family with the happy, healthy smiles you deserve. We offer orthodontic treatment options and exams for patients of all ages. If you or your children need orthodontic treatment or would like to learn more about your options, call our office today to set up a consultation. We look forward to seeing you!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Orthodontic Specialist

Meet our Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Reza Aran. 

Dr Aran

Dr. Reza Aran

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

What to Expect During Your First Visit?

During your first visit with our orthodontist, we’ll review your dental records and give you a thorough oral exam to determine if you have orthodontic issues that require treatment. After the exam is complete, we’ll discuss the findings with you and answer any of your questions.

Diagnostic Records

If your orthodontist exam determines that you require treatment, we’ll discuss your treatment options and answer any questions that you may have. Our goal is to help you understand each of the procedures so that you can make an informed decision. We’ll also conduct some routine diagnostic records, including photographs, digital scans, or x-rays. These records will provide a baseline from which we can plan your unique orthodontic treatment.

Checkups and Adjustment Appointments

Orthodontic treatments require regular, routine checkups and adjustment appointments. If you have traditional braces on your teeth, you will be required to visit our office every few weeks for tightening and adjustments. If you use aligner trays, you will need to make appointments for assessments and to switch trays as your teeth shift into place. The orthodontist will examine your teeth for changes during your appointments and track your progress against your treatment plan. It’s essential to your treatment success to make and keep these appointments; otherwise, you may need to wear your braces or trays for a longer length of time.

How Long Do Orthodontic Treatments Last?

The duration of orthodontic treatments can vary from patient to patient, depending on the treatment goals and the severity of the problem. Some treatments can be completed in as little as six months, while others take one or two years. The length of the treatment also depends on the patient following the instructions accurately and consistently. Deviating from the recommended plan, such as missing checkups or wearing aligner trays for fewer hours than directed, will result in extended treatment plans.

Regular Oral Hygiene and Dental Appointments

We recommend that our patients book a time to see their general dentist for a full oral exam and professional hygiene appointment before orthodontic treatments begin. Teeth need to be healthy before installing braces. If you require any fillings or crowns, they must also be completed before getting fitted for braces or alignment trays. Your oral hygiene is important to maintain even while undergoing orthodontic treatments, which is why we highly recommend that our patients visit their dentist for professional cleanings every six months to maintain healthy teeth.

What Happens After the Treatment Finishes?

When you finish wearing braces, you’ll enter what is called the retention phase of your treatment. This phase is when our orthodontist will remove your braces and have you fitted for a custom-made retainer. Your retainer is designed to hold your teeth in their new positions, preventing them from slipping back out of alignment. This includes a bonded lingual retainer that is cemented to the back of your upper and lower teeth, along with a removable plastic, clear retainer that holds the front of your upper teeth in place. We’ll need to see you during regularly scheduled visits to assess and evaluate your bite. Retainers are usually worn between six months to a few years, depending on the patient.

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