Langley Braces Of All Types For All Ages

Walnut Grove Orthodontist: Langley Braces

Types Of Braces At Your Walnut Grove Orthodontist

If you are an adult or teenager looking at your options for braces, our team & Certified Specialist in Orthodontics are here to help. We can help you find an orthodontic solution that works best for you!

We offer modern options for brackets to help make braces look less noticeable or work faster. Our team offers treatments such as Iconix™ aesthetics braces, clear braces, or TADs.

If you are looking for something completely clear, we offer Invisalign® treatment. We can even do a smile simulation for you to see what your smile will look like with straight teeth!

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Meet Our Orthodontist

Conventional Braces

Surgical Braces

Lingual Braces

Clear Braces

Meet Our Orthodontist

Dr. Richard G. Standerwick is renowned for his expertise in orthodontics, with a particular knack for braces. A Certified Specialist, he obtained his BSc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia, followed by dental studies at Northwestern University in Chicago. Returning to his hometown of Vancouver, BC, Dr. Standerwick practiced general dentistry until 2005 and added a Certificate of Orthodontics to his accolades in 2007. As a Clinical Professor at UBC, he contributed to orthodontic research journals and is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Dr. Standerwick’s vast experience in braces allows him to optimize the oral health of his patients and provide high quality care.

Dr. Richard Standerwick

Conventional Braces

Here are some examples of appliance systems that we employ at Walnut Grove Orthodontics.

There are orthodontic bracket systems that claim to be faster. This is supported if that refers to the time needed to change an orthodontic arch wire. However, treatment times themselves do not seem affected.

Care must be taken to avoid certain crunchy or sticky foods. Crunchy foods can pop brackets off the adhesive bonded to the tooth. Sticky foods can become trapped in the crevices around brackets and can cause cavities. More information can be found in Orthodontic Hygiene.

Metal Brackets

Metal brackets are the traditional braces which allow placement of coloured elastics.

Iconix™ Aesthetic Braces

Iconix aesthetics braces deliver the beauty and comfort that you deserve. A light gold finish that blends beautifully with teeth for a low profile, comfortable design.

Surgical Braces

Mini Implants or Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)

Mini-implants offer fixed anchorage to assist the efficiency of your orthodontic treatment.

Uses include:

  • Space closure for extraction cases or to avoid the need for dental implants when permanent teeth are congenitally missing
  • Tooth uprighting
  • Open bite correction alternative to orthognathic surgery
  • Intrusion of teeth for Open-Bite Correction (See Before and After Photographs – Non-surgical Open-Bite)
  • Class II molar correction with Mini-implants instead of headgear or extraction of permanent teeth

Below are the pictures of a TAD placed between Dr. Standerwick’s teeth!


There is a system that will overcome the bone biology. Wilckodontics, part of your Langley braces options, requires a surgical procedure to decorticate (make holes or troughs in the thick cortical bone around teeth) which is believed to cause a Regional Acceleratory Phenomenon (RAP). During the RAP, the bone remodelling rate is increased and allows an increase in the rate of tooth movement; theoretically, the risk of root resorption would be less (67% of the risk of root resorption is the genetic contribution of bone physiology). The surgical procedure requires and increased cost and the orthodontic fees are the same as treatment needs do not change but instead are accelerated.

Rapid Tooth Movement and Orthodontic Treatment Using Dentoalveolar Distraction (DAD); The Angle Orthodontist: Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 597-606.

Walnut Grove Orthodontist

We are location in the heart of Langley, BC

Address: 20159 88th Ave Unit E207 Langley, BC V1M 0A4

Phone: (604) 888-3450


Our Hours:

  • Mon: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Administration Only)
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

Areas We Serve

  • Willoughby
  • Forest Knolls
  • Fort Langley
  • Langley Twp
  • East Clayton
  • Port Kells
  • Cloverdale
  • Milner

What our patients say

Erin St. JeanErin St. Jean
22:46 04 Oct 22
The staff at Walnut Grove orthodontist are very kind. They take their time to explain what is happening and they are super patient with anxious kids. My son's treatment has gone smoothly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend WGO.
18:26 19 Feb 22
Dr. Standerwick gave me my smile back. Walnut Grove ortho is seriously the best. Nicest doctor, nurses, and receptionists. I went to 3 different orthodontist consultations before going to Walnut Grove ortho, and they were the clear winner, by far. All the other orthos told me that invisalign would be impossible for me, yet somehow Dr. Standerwick proved them all wrong, because invisalign has made my teeth perfect. 11/10. You've found your ortho, don't bother looking elsewhere, I've already tried!
Shayne BennettShayne Bennett
15:20 02 Feb 22
My family and I had nothing but a great experience with Doctor Standerwick and his team. Always courteous, accommodating and actually heads his patients. We would recommend him to anyone. Great convenient and accessible location too.
Chantelle MathisonChantelle Mathison
15:16 02 Feb 22
I’ve been a patient of Doc Standerwick for years (I had a long, extensive jaw irregularities in which Doc Standerwick worked alongside my jaw surgeon to make sure I had the best plan). He is so patient, supportive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for both children and adult orthodontics. He also has the best bedside manner so going there to get your teeth moved and shifted around hurts less!