Orthodontics

Most teenagers and adults today expect to have straight teeth. Orthodontics is one of the basics of cosmetic dentistry. A lesser-understood and appreciated aspect is the proper development of airway and facial profile in children.

It is important that children’s arches are allowed to grow and develop properly. This is the main focus of treatment once first molars are in. If a child has good jaw development, straightening teeth is much easier if needed at all. We never use headgear, and seldom recommend bicuspid extractions. On average, we prefer a full broad smile at age 21 to aligned teeth at age 13

Retainers need to be worn to keep teeth straight. The muscle forces of tongue, lips, and cheeks push the teeth. There are several retainer choices. We will work with you to find the best one suited for you.

Braces involve placing brackets on teeth and connecting them with arch wires to move teeth into position. We can place the latest technology, low friction brackets (Damon or SPEED brackets) to result in shorter treatment times. Conventional braces can be used at any age. However, more adults are opting for Invisalign because it is a more discreet way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of a smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible material that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements our team planned for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

As an Invisalign preferred provider, Victoria & 54th has completed many cases using the Invisalign system and can find the right fit for you. Dr. Fung is the third largest provider of Invisalign in British Columbia.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Very efficient service. Excellent dental work. No stress. Courteous, truly, and staff all project well-being and care. Dr. Kennedy works within my budget to keep my teeth presentable.

    Ann
  • The staff is excellent in every way! Knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. I would like to thank them for over 25 years of great service. Dr. Kennedy and his wonderful staff do an amazing job making you feel like part of their family.

    John
  • I’ve never had to wait. Staff is pleasant and has a willingness to accommodate my needs. Gentle treatment on my mouth. Good humour. Laid-back attitude. Nice work!

    Tracy
  • I get wonderful service from wonderful staff, and the best work in dental care. There’s wonderful interaction with doctors and staff.

     

    Brigitte
  • I appreciate the friendly staff that makes you feel like part of a family. They take care of the fact that I don’t like needles. They’re always smiling, gentle, and caring.

     

    Julie
  • Met with Melanie for my half year cleaning. Always a pleasure to see her as she is so friendly! Front staff are always welcoming, even in the early mornings 🙂

     

    A.B.
  • I received a warm welcome from my hygienist as well as a great hug from my dentist, it doesn’t get much better for a dental visit!

     

    C.H.
  • I appreciate having the option of Saturday appointments, as I can’t always take off work time to get there. The staff is absolutely wonderful, friendly and helpful. I have always felt welcomed. Thanks for the offer of coffee, tea, or water. Of course, I also appreciate the care of my dentist. Thanks for all that you do for my mother!

     

    R.Z.
  • I am extremely happy with Melanie, my hygienist, and Dr. Benson Fung. I was a patient of Dr. Kennedy for over 30 years and I am happy with his successor.

     

    L.M.
  • Your front desk staff and office manager were terrific in helping me get a quick appointment scheduled. I also just love Dr Fung, Mélanie and Neca!

     

    D.S.
  • Jaclyn (dental hygienist) and Ellen (receptionist) are great….they are friendly and helpful. Always make me feel welcome and meet my needs.

    E.C.
  • Christine has been the dental hygienist for both my mom and myself for the past many years. We are very pleased with her professional services and attention to details. Thank you once again for the wonderful staff. 

    K.Y.
  • I have always been happy with my visit. The staff are really friendly and my dental hygienst Oanna is amazing! 

    S.S.