How Long Does It Take For Braces To Straighten Teeth?

top orthodontist KelownaWaiting is hard. You want your new smile today! In this post from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we remind you it takes a while to move misaligned teeth into their proper position. Most people wear braces from 18 to 36 months.

What issues influence the treatment time?

  • The type of braces used
  • How well the patient follows the orthodontist’s instructions regarding foods to avoid
  • The distance the teeth must be moved
  • The amount of room available in the mouth
  • The condition of the teeth
  • The health of the gums and jawbone

Keep all your appointments during treatment. We will make sure the braces are working like they should. We will monitor the wires, springs or rubber bands to exert the correct amount of pressure on the teeth.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna we offer traditional wire braces, and clear braces from Invisalign. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 have straighter teeth after our treatment. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7


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What You See And What You Don’t: Orthodontics in Kelowna

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If you’ve had restorations, orthodontic work, or a complete smile redesign, you want people to notice the results. In this post, those of us at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna describe three important smile makeover procedures that may not be apparent when you smile.

Invisible Braces
Modern orthodontics offers more than just traditional braces. While metal braces are the best option for some patients, clear braces provide a more convenient system. They are removable, so you can take them out when eating and sleeping. They’re also nearly impossible to see when being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the jaw bone to replace a missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others.

Choose Your Smile has been providing dental care since 2004. In addition to the orthodontic and cosmetic services previously mentioned, ask us about teeth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7


Invisalign Vs Braces, Why Choose Invisalign

So you have decided that you want to have your teeth straightened. The team at Choose Your Smile Dental Clinic is excited that you have made this choice. Now you need to make the final choice between traditional metal braces or trying the new and highly advanced Invisalign technology.

Why do we highly recommend Invisalign to our patients? It is simple really, they are offer comfort, convenience and confidence. Now you will be able to straighten your teeth with minimal interference on your life.

The clear Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. These aligners are smooth and comfortable, are removeable for easy cleaning and also make eating whatever you want a breeze. Traditional braces require brackets and wires. These wires can poke and irritate your mouth. Also brushing and flossing require more effort and there many food restrictions as the braces can be damaged.

In our professional opinion, the benefits of Invisalign speak for themselves. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist has planned out for you. You just put in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is finished. It is required to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day to create the desired effect.

Another huge benefit of choosing Invisalign is that the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to that of traditional braces. 2.5 million Invisalign patients of all ages are now smiling with confidence and you can be one of them.

Invisalign is so non invasive that people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth. These little aligners are able to correct crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. The team at Choose Your Smile Dental Clinic has high levels of Invisalign treatment experience and Dr. Malfair is a certified Invisalign trained doctor. If you would like a consultation to determine the cost of treatment based on your goals and the complexity of your case, feel free to call us to book an appointment.