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Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Patient Information | Smile Services | Before and After Gallery

Common Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics gives you a beautiful smile and a healthier mouth. It is an important branch of dentistry, which deals with correcting the positioning of the jaw and the alignment of the teeth. Remember, there is no age restriction for orthodontic treatment.

There are many types of treatment available, which depend on the type of problem the patient may be facing.

Crowding:

Crowding of teeth occurs when the permanent teeth do not grow in their correct position due to lack of space. The upper and lower jaws may be too narrow as compared to the size of the teeth or the teeth may be too large. Crowding may also occur due to lack of space in the affected person's dental ridge.

Open bite:

A person is said to have an open bite when they face difficulty in getting the front teeth to bite into food. The upper teeth do not meet the lower teeth when a person with this problem tries to bite. The chewing process of such a person is less efficient. The person's back teeth may also suffer from excessive forces that are shared with the front teeth. Open bite often occurs when a patient sucks their thumb as a child.

Deep overbite:

Overbite is often referred to as having buck teeth. This happens when the upper teeth of a person cover the lower teeth.

Missing lateral incisors:

This may happen at times when the incisors are congenitally not present. Consider the example of this patient.

Underbite:

Underbite occurs due to the overlapping of the lower teeth over the upper teeth. This also indicates that alignment of the jaw is not correct.

Spacing of teeth:

Some people may have spaces between their teeth which occur due to missing teeth or when their teeth are too small compared to their jaw size. Braces are usually used to eliminate the uneven spacing.

Overjet:

This condition results due to protruding front teeth.

Non-braces treatment:

Not every patient requires braces fixed to the teeth. Some treatment simply requires removable appliances.


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