February 26th, 2021
It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a great choice. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally and minimize office visits. The choice is clear!
You may be wondering why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why an orthodontic specialist is the best choice for where you receive your care.
You only want to do this once. Do it right.
An orthodontist’s goal is to provide patients with straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking all of these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. An experienced orthodontist will develop a treatment plan and monitor your progress to ensure your treatment goes as planned.
Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.
You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of these problems. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to identify the underlying cause of these issues and solve them in a way that is healthy and sustainable.
Orthodontists know timing is important.
Not every patient that walks through the door is a candidate for treatment at that particular time. Growth and development phases, especially in kids and teenagers, can have a big impact on orthodontic treatment. A trained orthodontist can use a patient's growth to their advantage to help guide teeth to a healthier position. This frequently leads to less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of problems that occur at a less ideal time. Orthodontists are heavily experienced in facial growth which ensures that they don’t miss these opportunities. They will identify not only the best treatment plan for each patient, but the most appropriate time frame for which to implement that plan.
Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.
Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.
Orthodontists are specialists.
After our dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.
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Where you receive your care is important:
Hibberd Orthodontics is a family run orthodontic practice serving the GTA community since 1984 and is located in Oakville. Dr. Graeme Hibberd and his daughter Dr. Christine Hibberd, along with their experienced team, utilize state-of-the-art treatments and technologies to provide the most effective, safe, and comfortable experience for their patients. They believe in providing individualized attention to help each of their patients achieve their dream smile.
Dr. Graeme Hibberd received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Toronto. He worked as a general practitioner in dentistry before enrolling in the University of Toronto specialty program in orthodontics, receiving his Dip. Ortho.
Dr. Hibberd keeps up to date on the latest advances in his field through memberships to many professional associations as well as the Toronto Orthodontic Study Club and the University of Toronto Alumni Study Club.
Dr. Christine Hibberd attended dental school at the University of British Columbia, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), becoming the third generation of dentists in her family.
After graduation, she completed a residency certificate training program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario (through the University of Toronto).
She completed her speciality training at the University of Toronto, obtaining her Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Christine is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is also a member of the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario in good standing registered as both specialist and dentist.
Dr. Christine Hibberd and Dr. Graeme Hibberd are actively involved in a number of professional associations including:
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Ontario Dental Association
- Canadian Dental Association
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario