Why an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist and Why Should you Choose an Orthodontic Specialist?


Did You Know?

Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws using orthodontic appliances.  Once they become a board certified General Dentist, they must complete 2-3 years of full time specialized advanced education in an accredited orthodontic residency program.


Orthodontists have a broad knowledge of dentistry and a focused knowledge of bite dysfunction and associated issues.  And while your General Dentist is focused on treating your overall dental health needs; including gum disease, dental decay, root canals, crowns and veneers – your Orthodontist is focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and interception of malocclusions, and is responsible for straightening teeth and correcting jaw development by using various appliances, wires and brackets. 


Choosing an Orthodontic Specialist to care for your smile and dental health is a great start to creating a perfect smile and a functional healthy bite. Extensive education and training in diagnosing and treatment planning means that even the most unique and challenging dental concerns are corrected in a timely and effective manner.


Beginning on your first visit, Dr. Ross Fiore and his team at Dundas Orthodontics place importance on gathering accurate and in-depth preliminary information and records, which enables Dr. Fiore to provide a precise diagnosis and treatment plan.  We acknowledge that orthodontic treatment requires a commitment of time; therefore Dr. Fiore has a special interest in using orthodontic systems that have been shown to decrease treatment time and increase patient comfort.

Dr. Ross Fiore is a Certified Orthodontist Specialist with extensive experience in braces, Invisalign and severe jaw dysfunction and irregularities who straightens teeth and enhances smiles cosmetically and for functionality by using current innovative and effective orthodontic treatments. Treatment is provided to patients of all ages in the Dundas, Hamilton, Westdale, Ancaster and Waterdown regions. If you have been thinking of straightening your teeth or have a family member who is in need of orthodontic care – contact Dundas Orthodontics today – no referral necessary.