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Do you have crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth? 

Dr. Patrick Casey and his team at Smile Montreal can straighten your teeth through traditional orthodontics.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Montreal, QC.

How Do Braces Work?

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Braces consist of metal brackets that are affixed to the front of the teeth and connected by metal wire. Our orthodontic team will expertly tighten the wire so that it applies gentle pressure to the teeth, shifting them into ideal position.

Orthodontics Step-by-Step What Patients Can Expect

Traditional orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to a year or more, depending on the severity of your misalignment.
Traditional orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to a year or more, depending on the severity of your misalignment.


During an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Casey in Montreal, QC, he will examine and analyze your occlusion, or bite, to determine if you are a candidate for traditional braces. He will then develop a custom treatment plan to achieve the desired alignment for your teeth.

Placing Braces

To place your braces, metal brackets will be affixed to the front of your teeth with a strong adhesive. These brackets are connected by a metal wire, which helps to guide your teeth into position over time. The initial placement can take up to two hours to complete.

Periodic Adjustments

You will return to our Montreal dental office for periodic adjustments throughout the course of your treatment. These appointments typically take less than half an hour. During these visits, Dr. Casey will tighten your brackets to continue the gradual movement of your teeth into their proper position. We can also change the elastic bands based on your preferred color and pattern at this time.

Straight, Healthy Smile

At the end of your treatment, you will have a beautifully aligned smile. We will provide most patients with some kind of retainer so that the teeth do not shift out of place again.

Caring for Your Teeth with Braces

Patients with braces must be diligent with their oral hygiene practices. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice each day, if not after every meal. You can brush your teeth and braces just as you would without braces. You will still need to floss daily, and it may be helpful to use a floss threader. If you do not properly care for your teeth and braces, there is an increased risk of gum disease and permanent staining to your teeth.

It is also important to avoid certain foods that can cause damage to your braces. During your traditional orthodontic treatment, you should avoid foods such as nuts, popcorn, chewing gum, caramel, taffy, corn on the cob, and other hard foods. Certain foods can be modified for easier consumption. For example, corn can be removed from the cob.

Do I need an orthodontist?


Dr. Patrick Casey is experienced in orthodontic treatment and able to meet your needs as effectively as any orthodontist.

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I am very happy with the service that I received. Donna was very accommodating with my requests and Dr Charles took care of my problem in a timely and professional way. Great team indeed! Shanelle R.
Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations, including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
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