Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Gina Ball
Dr. Ball was raised in Midwestern Saskatchewan. She obtained her dental degree, D.M.D. with Distinction, in 1997 from the University of Saskatchewan. During her 8 years as a general dentist she had the opportunity to work on Vancouver Island, in the United Arab Emirates, and in Pitt Meadows, B.C. In 2005 she entered the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Toronto, where she also taught in the Radiology and Orthodontic Undergraduate Dental Clinics. She obtained her Masters of Science in Orthodontics and her Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2008. She has been living and working in Squamish B.C. ever since.
No Referral Necessary
Unlike medical specialists, you do not need a referral from your dentist to see an Orthodontist. Dr. Gina Ball is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Straightening the teeth is only a small part of what we can do with Orthodontic treatment. We can also align the jawbones, anticipating growth and development, and create a stable and healthy bite.
As specialists in our field, we offer a wide range of orthodontic solutions including early (Phase I) treatment, traditional metal and clear braces, self-litigating braces, lingual (Incognito™ – inside) braces, Invisalign®, retainers, as well as surgical treatment.
How it Works
The patient, or the parent if the patient is a minor, will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. Dr. Ball will then carry out an assessment and advise you if orthodontic treatment is required. The Initial Exam appointment is usually 15-20 minutes long.
If treatment is required, a Records Appointment will follow the Initial Exam. At this appointment, photographs of the face and teeth will be taken along with molds of the teeth and x-rays. The Records Appointment takes about one hour to complete.
At the consult appointment, Dr. Ball will highlight areas of concern and discuss the treatment options. Detailed information about the orthodontic treatment plan will be provided and we will outline what to expect during orthodontic treatment as well as payment options. This appointment is usually an hour in length.
What is the benefit of Orthodontics?
A beautiful smile is just one of the benefits orthodontics has to offer. Bringing teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment not only produces a great smile, but a healthy one as well. Straight teeth simply function better and are easier to clean.