It is with great excitement and pleasure we announce that Dr. Yona Vandersluis-Solomon will be joining our practice as an Orthodontic associate in May 2024.

Dr. Vandersluis-Solomon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto and completed a residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  Her focus was treating children with craniofacial.


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When it comes to your medical history, tell your dentist everything.

Your dental professional wants to provide the best possible treatment for you, as safety as possible. Many health conditions, ranging from heart problems to allergies, even certain medications, can affect the way your dentist needs to approach your care.




Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth from damage or injury in contact sports, especially for people who wear braces. Putting your mouth guard on before playing sports is going to be the most effective way to protect your braces and teeth from breakage.

A few examples of the types of permanent damage and/or tooth injury that contact.


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Permanent retainers are often recommended by orthodontists after braces to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original place. Permanent or fixed retainers are made from braided wire that is glued to your teeth.

Most orthodontists use a mixture of permanent and removable retainers for the best long-term results.

The pros of a permanent.


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Everyone notices a beautiful smile but there are many other advantages to straightening your teeth that are very important!

Teeth are meant to fit a specific way and when the they don’t fit it can cause long term damage to your teeth. This damage can include tooth wear, damaged enamel, thinning enamel, gum recession and increase.



Flossing is a vital step in maintaining good dental health, but it becomes even more important when you are wearing braces. Flossing keeps your teeth and gums healthy by removing food particles from your mouth that promote the growth of bacteria. These food particles are often impossible to remove with brushing alone. When you are wearing braces,.



Your braces have been removed and it is time to begin the final, and VERY important, phase of your orthodontic treatment – the RETENTION phase.

There is a very strong tendency for tooth position to change once your braces have been removed. Teeth will tend to “rebound” towards their original positions. As well, teeth change positions.



During orthodontic treatment, it is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It is also important to eat a balanced diet from all four food groups listed in Canada’s Food guide. Below is a list of what you should avoid while in orthodontic treatment and how to prepare those healthy snacks!

  1. Avoid all sticky foods.


The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.

While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an.