Your Choice for NE Calgary Orthodontic Dentistry

If you have mild to moderate tooth crowding or spacing, Orthodontics may help. You’ll be thrilled to know that Pathways Dental Clinic offers Calgary Orthodontics which includes two in-house orthodontic options; Invisalign Clear braces and traditional metal braces.


If you are interested in financing to help with the cost of the treatment, we have many options!

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of custom-made plastic clear aligning trays that gradually move your teeth into the exact position your dentist has outlined for you. The dentist changes the trays every few weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with the treatment itself and the stunning results.

Invisalign corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed at will.

At our Dental Clinic, we also offer Traditional Dental Braces

Traditional fixed braces or brackets and wires can treat several issues:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crowding
  • Spacing Between the Teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Fixed braces stay on your teeth throughout the duration of treatment and typically provide faster movement in many different types of tooth movements than Invisalign.

Dr. Derek Bouma with Invisalign Patient | NE Calgary Dentists | Pathways Dental Clinic

If the prospect of wearing traditional metal braces is discouraging because of the aesthetics of the metal, Invisalign may be the answer for you! Because Invisalign offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal, Invisalign is often the orthodontic treatment of choice. Pathways Dental Clinic is pleased to offer patients the comfort and effectiveness of Invisalign Invisible Braces!

Are you looking to straighten your teeth but hate the thought of wearing wire braces? Pathways Dental Clinic is pleased to offer Invisalign Clear Braces, the clear alternative to conventional braces!

Benefits of Metal Braces

It’s important to consider a list of what makes metal braces a good option depending on your case.

  • Irremovable: Patients that have a tendency to lose things or may forget to change their trays will be pleased to know that traditional braces stay on the teeth for the duration of the treatment so there is no chance of losing anything which could potentially delay your treatment.
  • Treatment time: Because metal braces can’t be removed, the treatment time can often be much quicker than Invisalign. They are worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can range in length of time worn depending on the patient’s case but typically 1.5-2 years is the norm for teenagers. For patients or parents worried about the self-discipline it takes to wear aligners 22-24 hours per day the fixed option may also be a better choice as they cannot be removed.
  • Effectiveness: Fixed braces can be a superior solution when it comes to patients with more complex dental issues
  • Cleaning: Cleaning teeth with braces requires regular brushing and flossing just as you do without braces
  • Follow-up dental visits: Typically, you should visit your Calgary dentist every month, here they will change wires and elastics to make sure the teeth are moving smoothly.

If you’ve been considering straightening your smile, we invite you to call our NE Calgary Dental clinic today. Dr. Bouma and Dr. Kim are happy to discuss your case with you and recommend appropriate customized courses of treatment. All treatment is provided by a Calgary general dentist. For more complex cases, we often refer our patients to a specialist for treatment.

Straight teeth are healthier teeth. Orthodontics may be the way to go.
Get the confidence of a great smile with Pathways Dental Clinic Orthodontic Dentistry!

Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

What is orthodontics and what do orthodontists do?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry, usually requiring two or three years of further training beyond dental school, that deals with the treatment of irregularities of the teeth and mouth. Orthodontists focus on correcting bites through diagnosis and treatment in the mouth, jaw, and teeth. Pathway Dental Clinic is thrilled to offer two in-house orthodontic options; traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear braces.

Why should I (or my loved ones) get orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment helps improve dental health and the alignment of teeth. Treatment can help with things such as mild to moderate tooth crowding or spacing, and correct problems with the bite of your teeth. Orthodontic problems may become more significant over time, so it is often beneficial to get treatment in order to catch dental issues early on. To book an appointment with our Calgary Orthodontics team, please make sure to fill out the REQUEST APPOINTMENT tab on our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible

When should orthodontic treatment be started?

According to The Canadian Association of Orthodontics, it is recommended that children start seeing an orthodontist as early as age seven. This is so an orthodontist can look at your child’s mouth and evaluate whether they might need orthodontic treatment or not. It is best to start treating problems such as crowding and jaw alignment as early as possible to help make room for permanent teeth and help prevent future issues from getting worse.

Is orthodontic care expensive?

The cost of orthodontics depends on many factors, including the particular treatment, the length of treatment and the unique situation of each patient. If you have insurance, it may cover all or some of your treatment, depending on your coverage. For more information on treatment and treatment costs, please call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 and our Calgary Orthodontics team will be happy to help.

How do I schedule my Orthodontics consultation appointment?

Pathways Dental Clinic is always happy to treat patients, no matter what their dental issue is! If you believe you require orthodontic treatment, please fill out the BOOK ONLINE widget on the right side of our website, or contact our office at (403) 455-5565 and our Calgary orthodontics team will be happy to help.

Call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 to book an Invisalign Clear Braces consultation appointment today!