Orthodontics for Adults
Choose to Sparkle each and every day! Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen are Board Certified Specialists in Orthodontics. They each have over 2 decades of experience and have helped thousands of adults in Vancouver developer healthy, beautiful smiles!
Orthodontics for Adults
Have you always dreamt of the perfect smile? Maybe you have some minor imperfections you would like to correct or maybe you want a complete overhaul to repair or prevent the harmful effects of misaligned teeth. It’s never too late to create a smile you will love for a lifetime. Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen offer adult treatments including personalized clear porcelain braces and Invisalign®. These treatments minimize the appearance associated with traditional braces while effectively straightening teeth and leaving you with a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen will provide you with the most effective and comfortable treatment by employing the most advanced techniques and technologies to tackle any smile imperfection.
Your Customized Treatment Plan
Congratulations! You are now on the exciting path to unlocking your smile’s full potential! On day 1 of this journey, your top braces will be installed. The doctor will provide you with information regarding care and will leave you with an overview of your specialized treatment plan. Some discomfort or pressure may be felt during this part of the treatment process as you adjust to the new sensations of your braces.
A week has gone by and you’re ready for the 2nd step! You will be getting more acquainted with your braces so the discomfort and pressure sensations will be lessening. Any pain or discomfort can be decreased by taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
A month has passed now and you will likely be accustomed to your braces including how to take care of them with an excellent brushing and flossing routine. Discomfort or pressure sensations will be gone by now and you will be ready for your bottom set soon!
Six months have now passed and you are starting to see some big smile changes! Your teeth have moved significantly and are trending toward correct alignment. 2-3 wire adjustments will have occurred by this point, but you will be so familiar with your braces by now that pain and discomfort will be minimal. Properly caring for your braces by brushing and flossing after every meal is an important part of this stage.
A year has passed now and you’re seeing some great changes to how straight your teeth are! Straight teeth are just one part of a happy and healthy smile though. Aligning your bite through the use of elastics and springs may be required at this stage.
Your smile journey is almost complete but this last step may be the most important! It’s been somewhere between a year and a half and two years but continuing to properly care for your braces is imperative. Your experienced doctor will make small but meaningful changes during this stage to help you reach every one of your smile goals.
World Class Orthodontic Specialists in Vancouver, BC
Dr. Angelina Loo
Dr. Angie Loo has been practicing as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver for over 25 years. Dr. Loo graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 1985, and from the University of Manitoba with a combined certification in the specialty of Orthodontics and Masters in Science in Craniofacial Biology in 1989. Her clinical research interests are in 3D outcomes in children with cleft and craniofacial conditions, with her work most recently recognized as the 2022 recipient of the AAO Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Edwin Yen
Dr. Yen is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics with over 3 decades of experience. He has degrees from McGill University and University of Toronto. He is the past Dean of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, and is Professor and program director of the Graduate Orthodontics Program at UBC.