Q: I’m thinking of finally doing something I’ve wanted to do my whole life – straighten my teeth. I’ve been researching both Invisalign and braces but I can’t decide… which is the best? A: Welcome back to another edition of Ask Dr. Williams, and thank you for the question. Congratulations on the big decision, it will be well worth the … Read More
Why Are Braces So Common These Days?
If you look around these days at work, school or just out in public, you may notice that there are a lot more people with braces than ever before. So, what’s the reason for this? Are people’s teeth getting worse? Is the population getting more and more aware of the importance of oral health? Or is everyone just more concerned … Read More
Do People Get Braces Just To Have A Nice Smile?
One of the best parts of my job is seeing the bright, confident smiles of patients who are just finishing their braces treatment and looking at their newly aligned teeth for the first time without braces. Although these beautiful smiles are the most visible reason why people get braces, it is certainly not the only reason. A nice smile may … Read More
Are Overbites Bad?
What Is An Overbite? This is a great question! But before I can answer, I will have to explain exactly what an overbite is. An overbite is fairly common among people of all ages. It describes a condition where the upper jaw and teeth are slightly out of alignment with the bottom teeth and lower jaw. This condition varies in … Read More
I Had Braces As A Kid, Now That I Am An Adult, My teeth Are Crooked Again – What Do I Do?
It is very common and almost a right of passage to have braces during teenage years. This is because kids are more malleable, they have all their adult teeth by this time, and they are still growing, which gives us more treatment options to correct bite problems. However, many adults that had treatment in their teens were only instructed to … Read More
What Is The Best Age To Get Braces?
The short answer is – “it depends.” This is a fairly common question among the patients and family members that visit us as South Surrey Smiles. It really comes down to the individual’s growth and development. While it is never too late to get braces in life, there are some benefits to being treated when there is growth to work … Read More