Dr. Bianco specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Most people have heard of orthodontics, but are unsure of what is involved in dentofacial orthopedics.

‘Ortho' is the Greek word for ‘straight' or ‘correct' and ‘dontic' means ‘teeth'. An Orthodontist straightens teeth. ‘Dentofacial' is ‘teeth' plus ‘face'. Orthopedics is ‘ortho' meaning straight, and ‘pedic' is Greek for ‘child'.

While orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood.

Dr. Bianco is skilled in both areas, and is able to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw, as well as the facial structure, and can therefore prepare a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.

How Does One Become a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Upon completion of dental school, some graduates immediately go into practice as dentists. Others choose to pursue one of the nine specialties in dentistry. To become a specialist, an additional two or three years of full-time studying in an accredited university program must be completed. This is followed by much continuing education in the chosen field throughout the dentist's career.

What some of our clients have to say

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"Carly's smile has never been brighter! Her teeth turned out perfect! Thanks for all your support along the way, we're so glad we had the work done at your office. Your friendly and professional staff made each visit go smoothly."

- Brenda P.

"Thank you for your hard work and kindness. We are so satisfied with a good result. Thank you very much again."

- Young Y.

"I had a great experience! I got to pick different colored elastic bands to help tighten my teeth – there were a lot of colors! There were a variety of flavours to choose from when I had to do molds for my teeth. The staff were really nice and flexible. They gave me appointment times that fitted nicely into my busy schedule."

- Hannah W.