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Orthodontics in Prince George

Dr. Richard Wilczek has provided general practice orthodontics in Prince George for the past 20 years and continues to take post-graduate courses in orthodontics to update his skills. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry involving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth and the jaw.

When your teeth and jaws are properly aligned, they have the best possible function and improved aesthetics. If your teeth aren’t positioned as they should be, you may experience early tooth decay, difficulty speaking and chewing, and even bone loss. Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc. primarily deals with orthodontics for children and adolescents, but adults can also benefit from an orthodontic treatment. Call today to schedule a consultation for you or your child.

What is Orthodontics?

Properly aligned teeth are essential not only for aesthetic reasons but for your overall dental health. Misaligned teeth lead to various issues like gum disease, decay in the teeth and tooth pain. Not only that, improperly placed teeth can make it hard to chew, which can cause headaches, back and shoulder pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. However, not everyone is blessed with straight teeth. This is where orthodontic treatments come in. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with correcting irregularities in the teeth and jaw. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of dental devices like bands, braces and retainers to alter the positioning of the teeth. These devices retrain your muscles, gently move your teeth and affect the growth of your jaw.


Orthodontic treatments can treat a range of problems such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, jaw misalignment and more. At Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc., we provide quality orthodontic treatments in Prince George for all age groups. Our team will carefully inspect you and suggest the best course of action. To learn more about orthodontics, please speak to our team.

What Can Braces Do?

Braces are designed to address many types of orthodontic problems, some of which may have been inherited, by slowly shifting the position of your teeth. Braces are able to effectively do the following:

  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Treat jaw joint disorders
  • Fix an overbite or underbite
  • Provide separation for crowded teeth
  • Close large or small gaps between the teeth
  • Correct speaking, breathing and eating problems due to tooth alignment

Orthodontics is also ideal for treating tooth or jaw problems resulting from an accident, dental disease or premature tooth loss. Your dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for braces.

When Can I Get Braces?

Adults can usually receive orthodontics at any time, and children should have their first orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 7 and 10. The sooner a dentist can identify any dental problems, the better! Braces are very common and usually worn for 18 to 24 months. It’s very important that you carefully follow your dentist’s treatment plan and properly care for your braces and any other orthodontic appliances you use. If you do, you should get the gorgeous results you want!

Types of Orthodontics

Orthodontics has continued to evolve, and in addition to traditional braces composed of brackets and wires, we now have clear brackets for the upper front teeth that are less noticeable. In some cases, orthodontic treatment can be carried out with clear plastic aligners that don’t require brackets or wires at all!

Your dentist will discuss your options with you during your first orthodontic consultation. You can expect a full examination of your teeth and jaw. Photos and x-rays will be taken to track your progress throughout the course of your treatment.

If you’re interested in braces for yourself or your child, contact our office to ask about our orthodontic services or to set up an appointment.

Why Choose Us for Orthodontic Treatment in Prince George?

Over the years, our clinic has provided quality orthodontic solutions to countless clients of all ages. There are many reasons to choose our services, such as:

  • Comprehensive solutions: We offer an extensive range of dental care services suitable for patients of all age groups.
  • Knowledge: All the members of our seasoned staff have the know-how to provide you with long-lasting solutions.
  • Excellent customer service: We provide our clients with a hassle-free experience and a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc., we believe that the key to making the right decisions about your dental health is to have the correct information. The following are some frequently asked questions about orthodontics:


Who Needs Orthodontic Dental Services?

It is not always easy to tell whether you require orthodontic treatment. However, if you have any of these issues, feel free to make an appointment with us:

  • You have crooked and misaligned teeth.
  • You frequently cut your tongue against your teeth.
  • Your teeth don't close over properly when your mouth is closed.
  • You have trouble pronouncing certain sounds because of the way your tongue positions itself on your teeth.
  • Your jaw clicks when you wake up.

Our team will be able to assess your symptoms and determine whether you require and will benefit from orthodontic treatment. We offer orthodontic services to residents in Prince George.


How Long Will The Treatment Take?

When it comes to the duration of orthodontic treatment, there is no set standard. The course of your treatment will depend entirely on factors like the severity of the issue, the crookedness of the teeth and the treatment you choose to undertake.


If you have any more questions about our orthodontic treatment in Prince George, please reach out to us, and we will get back to you promptly.

Dependable Orthodontic Treatment in Prince George

Our team is available to answer any dental questions you may have.

Dr. R. Wilczek Inc.

400-1669 Victoria St,

Prince George, BC V2L 2L5

Phone: 250-562-4233

Fax: 250-562-4410


Opening Hours

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

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Available one Saturday each month

Service Area

Prince George and surrounding areas

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