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We Provide Orthodontics for the Niagara Region

Orthodontic treatment by definition is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth. This is also referred to as malocclusion. At Village Square Dental Centre, we offer complete orthodontic care in the Niagara Region. While this treatment is traditionally provided to younger patients, we are pleased to offer solutions for both children and adults.

Before and After

One of the best things about our job is revealing our patients’ confident new smiles. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a dramatic difference, braces are an effective way to straighten teeth without hiding them behind veneers or crowns.

Niagara Region, Practicing Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is a great benefit to many of our patients, but it also creates new challenges when attempting to keep your teeth clean. At Village Square Dental Centre, our Niagara Region dentists always stress the importance of proper oral hygiene as it will help you avoid problems and frustrations down the road.

Tips for Proper Oral Hygiene when Wearing Braces

  • Use a soft toothbrush

  • Start brushing in the upper right

  • Brush above and below the braces using a circular motion

  • Slowly work your brush around to the front teeth and over to the left side

  • Brush the insides and biting surfaces

  • Starting on the lower right side, brush the outside of the lower teeth

  • Use the same circular motion

  • Brush above and below the braces until the braces and teeth are sparkling clean

  • Move the brush slowly toward the front and left side

  • Brush the insides and tops of your teeth

Tips for Flossing

  • Start by placing the floss on a floss threader

  • Insert floss behind the arch wire

  • Gently clean the sides of the teeth and under the gums with an up-and-down motion

Straighten Your Teeth with Our Niagara Orthodontic Care

During the course of your orthodontic treatment, you may encounter a time where part of the appliance feels loose or simply doesn’t feel attached properly. We’ve included some common problems, tips and solutions on this page. We also encourage you to check out our PDF for visual examples.

Whenever something appears broken or simply doesn’t feel right, the best thing to do is call Village Square Dental Centre. Our dentists and skilled staff can advise you on the proper steps to take. If something breaks off, please keep the item in a safe place and bring it to your next appointment.

Common Problems

  • Loose bracket

  • Loose band

  • Lost elastic tie

  • Wire has come out of tube

  • Poking tie wire

Cause & Effect

  • Biting ice can lead to a loose bracket

  • Chewing on pens or pencils can bend arch wires or loosen brackets

  • Chewing caramel can loosen bands

  • Biting a whole apple can displace a bracket

Book an Appointment

Remember, proper oral hygiene will prevent a range of issues, including plaque buildup and swollen gums. Book an appointment with our team of dentists and hygienists in Smithville. You can also refer to a PDF that has more information about our orthodontic services.

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249 St Catharine St,
Smithville, ON, L0R 2A0


Monday - Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Please contact us for Monday evening appointment availability

Saturday: One Saturday per month from September to April. Please call for availability.
Sunday: Closed

Service Area

  • Smithville

  • Cayuga

  • Grimsby

  • Beamsville

  • Vineland

  • Jordan

  • St. Catharines

  • Welland

  • Wellandport

  • Binbrook

  • Caistor Centre

  • Stoney Creek

  • Hamilton

  • Niagara on the Lake

  • Niagara Falls

  • Port Colborne

  • Wainfleet


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