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(403) 250 - 3339
(403) 291 - 3312
812 - 8180 11th St SE
Free Virtual

Common Concerns

Whether you’re 7 or 107, find out how early intervention and quality orthodontic care can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

For Children

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Benefits of early care

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Coordinate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems

Key factors:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds 
  • Improper bite
  • Disproportionate jaws and teeth
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

Early Intervention

While comprehensive orthodontic treatment usually begins during adolescence, some problems need to be addressed at an earlier age. By age 7, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Guides Gently

Correct and guide the growth of your jaw to help permanent teeth come in straight.

Coordinates Arches

Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches with specialized treatments.

Creates Space

Prevent crowding and avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later on.

Corrects Poor Habits

Early care can help correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems.

For Tweens & Teens

Growing up can be difficult without throwing crooked teeth into the mix. Braces have the potential to improve an adolescent’s confidence and general quality of life. Our expert team can recommend a course of treatment to help your teen feel confident in their own skin.

Made for You

Braces are brackets made of ceramic or metal. Clear aligners are made of plastic and can be virtually invisible, for the teen that has good oral habits and is conscious of their appearance. Both braces and clear aligners are effective for straightening teeth and correcting bites.

Healthy Habits

Once the initial discomfort during the first few days has passed, all that’s needed is to be a little more careful than normal, follow your care instructions and stick to a good oral hygiene routine. It’s surprisingly easy, and as you build good habits, caring for your braces will eventually become second nature.

For Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists states that one in four orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance.

Common Issues

  • A bad bite or malocclusion
  • Crowded or spaced teeth
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment in childhoood
  • Worn or missing teeth
  • Gum or bone loss
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure caused by crooked teeth
  • Desiring a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Beautiful Results

  • Proper alignment — Healthy, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and may help prevent other health problems.
  • Builds confidence — Quality orthodontic care can give you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without reservations.
  • Preventative — Avoid long-term health issues which can cost you more to address.
  • Restorative — Orthodontics are sometimes necessary in order for your dentists to repair worn or missing teeth.

Specialized Treatments

We employ innovative, proven solutions to meet every orthodontic need. Learn more about our unique treatment options – contact us today to book your complimentary consultation.


Imagine a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn’t require you to change your current lifestyle. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.

Self Ligating Braces

With self-ligating braces, the wire is held in placed by a built-in spring clip that is part of the bracket, unlike the conventional braces that are held in by a colour elastic. This is a great option for patients of all ages.

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial Orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development in children and adolescents using appliances such as expanders, protraction facemasks or mandibular functional appliances in order to normalize and a patient’s growth and development.


The Carriere®
appliance helps to correct a patient’s bite before transitioning to braces or Invisalign. This appliance can be used to correct your overbite or underbite without the need to wear an old-fashioned headgear or other bulky appliances.


Surgical orthodontics is used to correct more severe jaw irregularities, often improving a patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to ensure proper positioning.


Orofacial myofunctional therapy treats the oral and facial muscles involved in speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, and swallowing. By re-educating neuro-muscular components of the oral facial muscles, we’re able to normalize structure and function and eliminate poor habits.

Airway Focused Orthodontics

More than 50% of clients have an airway issue. Airway focused orthodontics allows us to look beyond just the teeth to the airway and the rest of the body. This holistic perspective enables us to restore optimal health and oral function to each client.


If you wear braces and/or participate in an active sport with potential injury to your face and teeth, it is recommended by the Canadian Association of Orthodontists that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums from injury.

A team that feels like family.

Led by Dr. Long Tieu, the specialist team at Deerfoot Meadows Orthodontics takes the fear out of complex procedures with their gentle, approachable methods.