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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

Types of Braces 

There are several types of braces that can be used to help move teeth into their desired positions. Below are the various types of braces to that we utilize to produce the results that we want.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most commonly used type of braces. Metal braces are made from high quality stainless steel. Brackets are placed on every tooth and then arch wire is used to thread through each of the brackets. The best thing about metal braces is the comfort they provide for the patients. Patients have the option of choosing different colored bands for their braces instead of having to stick to the usual o-shaped bands.

Gold Braces

Gold braces are similar to metal braces in structure and how they are used. The material used for making the wires and brackets is stainless steel that has been layered with gold. Gold braces carry more visual appeal than the normal metal braces.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are not as evident and ostentatious as metal or gold braces. They are tooth colored which makes them much less obvious. The braces assimilate with the teeth so they are not visible when viewed from a distance. With ceramic braces, the orthodontic treatment of the patient will last longer. Also, the brackets used are larger in size than the metal braces, though the difference is not significant.

Invisible Braces

Invisible braces are removable aligners. They are plastic trays, which are transparent and can be removed easily. The patient can take the aligners out while having a meal or brushing their teeth. They are almost imperceptible which is why they are called ‘invisible.’ However, they tend to take longer than fixed braces since a constant force is not applied to the teeth.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, which is what we refer to as the “lingual” side. The placement of the braces behind the teeth makes them difficult to see for people.


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(250) 656-7553