Mauricio Berco, DDS, DMSc, FRCD(C)

Stephelynn DeLuca, DDS, DMSc, FRCD(C)

Specialists in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


While many people seek orthodontic treatment for a straight, attractive smile, the benefits of treatment go far beyond esthetics and include:

Improved oral health

Straight, well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and may help prevent gum disease, cavities and tooth loss.  In some cases, orthodontic treatment may also help patients suffering from sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (jaw pain).  Most recently, research has demonstrated a link between oral health and systemic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.  

Prevention of accident and injury

Protruding and misaligned teeth are more prone to accidents.  Abnormal wear of the teeth may also be observed with some types of malocclusions.

Improved oral function

Orthodontic treatment can help you bite, chew and speak better.

Improved dental and facial aesthetics

Orthodontics can improve the alignment and appearance of the teeth teeth, jaws and lips, thereby contributing to a balanced, harmonious facial profile and improve facial proportions.

Improved self-image and social acceptance

Your smile is an important part of who you are and how others see you.  A beautiful, healthy

smile is a priceless asset when interacting with the world.  Needless to say, correction of

self-conscious bite problems and the attainment of a beautiful smile through orthodontic

treatment has been shown to positively influence a person’s self-confidence, self-image

and interpersonal success. 

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just change your look... it can significantly improve your outlook!

Facilitation of restorative and periodontal procedures

Tooth movement can facilitate implant placement and improve the prognosis and aesthetics

of subsequent restorative treatments by other oral health professionals.  It can also improve

alveolar ridge contour adjacent to teeth and help maintain or improve periodontal (gum) health.

Call today for a complimentary consultation to find out

how orthodontic treatment can benefit you!


Benefits of treatment