Dr. Jagatjit Dhillon
I’m a General Dentist at Beacon Smiles Dental. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and received my D.M.D. in 2002 from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. During dental school I worked closely with the head of the orthodontic department. For close to two years I helped to revise the full orthodontic curriculum for the school. It was then when my passion for orthodontics developed. I have since taken numerous orthodontic courses with the goal of learning more progressive and newer approaches to orthodontics.
I am particularly very passionate about early intervention treatments in young children. Too often opportunities for facial growth modification are missed. With newer understanding of the causes of orthodontic problems, such as mouth breathing, poor tongue posture, and improper swallow, we can steer jaw and facial growth towards a more optimal path. As a result of early treatment, unnecessary teeth extractions and surgery may be avoidable in most cases. More importantly, negative facial growth affecting both health and cosmetics can hopefully been prevented. Also, by treating the true causes of the orthodontic problems, it would lead to a more stable result that will reduce the chances of relapse.
Orthodontics and Family Dentist
While I enjoy the field of orthodontics, I really love being able to provide this service as a General Dentist. It allows me to more fully care for my patients by making sure their gum and teeth health are optimal during treatment. Also it allows for me to better coordinate cosmetic procedures (cosmetic fillings and/or veneers) with the orthodontics so the end result is as beautiful as possible.
I work hard to maintain a fun, caring, and professional environment at my office. Within this environment, my goal is to provide my patients personalized treatment that leads to a lifetime of happy healthy smiles.
Treatment Objectives Orthodontics and Family Dentist
My aim in orthodontics is not just focused on straightening teeth. My treatment objectives also include:
- Ensure proper development of the face and jaw structures in children
- Maximizing the airway
- Non-extraction treatment
- Maximizing dental arch expansion
- Healthy jaw joint function
- Preventing mouth breathing
- Proper oral posture
- Enhancing facial esthetics.
The devices and techniques I use to achieve my results are:
- Braces (low friction braces using gentle forces).
- Myobrace and other forms of Myofuntional Therapy
- Orthotropics (Biobloc)
- Lab fabricated orthodontic appliances