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    Perfect Alignment at Sage Dental

    Straighten Your Smile

    Transforming smiles and lives – that’s what we aim for at Sage Dental. Straight teeth not only create a beautiful smile but also enhance overall oral health. This journey of reinvention starts right here, right now.

    The Importance of a Beautiful Smile

    A radiant smile can significantly impact your self-esteem and how others perceive you. Beyond aesthetics, a straight smile promotes healthier teeth and gums, allowing for easier cleaning and lessening the chances of gum disease and cavities.

    Why Do Teeth Become Crooked?

    Crooked teeth, or malocclusion, is a common dental issue with numerous underlying causes.

    Genetics and Crooked Teeth

    Often, the predisposition towards crooked teeth lies within our genes. Just as we inherit eye color and height, dental structure is passed down from generation to generation.

    Bad Habits Causing Misalignment

    Habits from our younger years such as thumb-sucking or prolonged pacifier use can contribute to the misalignment. Even chronic mouth-breathing can alter the shape of the oral cavity, leading to crooked teeth.

    Health Conditions

    Certain health conditions, such as enlarged adenoids or tonsils, may cause dental misalignment by impacting normal oral development.

    Orthodontic Methods for Straightening Your Smile

    Modern orthodontic services offer multiple ways to perfect your smile. Here at Sage Dental, our orthodontic treatments cater to various needs and preferences.

    Braces

    Traditional braces, consisting of brackets, an archway, metal bands, and rubber elastics, are a proven method to straighten teeth. They apply gentle pressure over time to gradually correct misalignment.

    Invisalign Clear Aligners

    A popular alternative to traditional braces is Invisalign. These custom-made clear aligners gently move your teeth into the desired position. Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and can be easily removed for cleaning and eating.

    How to Maintain a Straight Smile

    The journey doesn’t end with the removal of your braces or aligners. Maintaining a straight smile involves ongoing care and attention.

    Follow-up Treatments

    Post-orthodontic procedures such as wearing retainers are crucial to keep your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

    Good Oral Hygiene

    Maintaining good oral hygiene ensures that your straight smile lasts a lifetime. Brush twice daily, floss regularly, and schedule routine check-ups with your orthodontist.

    Patients Also Ask Us

    What are the benefits of a straight smile?

    A straight smile not only enhances your appearance but also promotes better oral hygiene by making brushing and flossing easier.

    What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

    A dentist handles overall oral health, while an orthodontist specializes in aligning teeth and correcting bites using orthodontic treatments.

    What is Invisalign?

    Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made clear aligners to straighten teeth discreetly.

    What does an orthodontist consultation involve?

    During an orthodontic consultation, your orthodontist will evaluate your teeth alignment and discuss possible treatment options, including braces and Invisalign.

    Is Straightening Your Smile Covered by Insurance?

    Orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, is often covered partially by dental insurance.

    However, coverage may vary, so it's crucial to check with your insurance provider for specifics. At Sage Dental, we also offer flexible payment plans to help make orthodontic treatment more accessible.

    Whether you choose braces or Invisalign, Sage Dental is here to provide comprehensive orthodontic care that caters to children, teenagers, and adults. Our approach involves early arch form development starting as early as age 6.

    Contact us today and begin your journey towards a straighter, healthier, more functional smile.

    Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Dentists

    Straightening your smile is a life-enhancing decision, beneficial not only for your appearance but for your overall oral health. With innovative orthodontic procedures and commitment to post-treatment care, a straight, confident smile is well within your reach.

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    OUR DENTISTS

    Meet Our Langley Dentists

    Dentist

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara is well known for his work in maintaining and creating healthy functional smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 2004. Since then, he has spent countless hours travelling across the world to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists, serving Langley and lower mainland families. He has been the team dentist of the Vancouver Giants since 2017 and founded the original Mothers day Smile Makeover. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling with his family.

    Dentist

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences. When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.

    Dentist

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. She graduated with a concentration in aesthetic dentistry and was inducted into Omnicron Kappa Upsilon, an exclusive national dental honor society for being in the top 7% of her graduating class. Previously, she studied at University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Berlin is passionate about providing exceptional patient care that is not only functional but aesthetic as well. She is personable, empathetic, detail oriented and gentle and has built long lasting relationships with many of her patients. She is devoted to improving herself by taking continuing education courses in all aspects of the field. She is an active member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Education, Canadian Dental Association, American Dental Association, and British Columbia Dental Association. She speaks English, Russian, and Hebrew. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as biking, skiing, and exploring beautiful British Columbia.

    Dentist

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill earned her DMD at University of British Columbia after first completing her BDS at Manipal University in India. She is a registered dentist with the Canadian Dental Association and BC Dental Association. She is excited to join the team at Sage Dental and North Langley Dental. Apart from multiple CE courses taken over the years, she is currently pursuing graduation from world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle to further her skills. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Botox. She aspires to make all dentistry from simple fillings and cleanings to endodontics and orthodontics to be more predictable and comfortable for her patients. In the life left over, she loves traveling with her husband and her 10 year old son. She loves movies, shows and all the latest pop culture. She tinkers around with digital animation and buys way too many art books. She is the slowest runner in her run club but she hopes to run a half marathon one day!

    No Longer Practicing

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang was one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Langley. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the university of British Columbia. Dr. Tugbang practiced in White Rock, BC prior to purchasing Sage Dental in 2001. In 2008 Dr. Tugbang brought Dr. Shafiq Kara into the practice. They continued their partnership until March of 2021 when Dr. Tugbang retired from dentistry.
    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

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    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dentist
    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

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    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill

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    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    No Longer Practicing
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    Patient Reviews

    carolyn gibbscarolyn gibbs
    00:10 11 Oct 23
    This is an amazing dentist and dental hygienist. I have been going there for many years. Professional, clean and very modern practice. I would highly recommend my dentist and dental hygienist to anyone.
    colleen mcquadecolleen mcquade
    03:55 23 Sep 23
    I have been a patient of Sage Dental for about 5 years now, and have had a lot of dental work done by them,including implants.I had gone to Sage Dental with a badly fitting bridge,that was very uncomfortable to say the least. Dr Kara was able to give me implants and I can’t thank him enough. His staff are true professionals and amazing. I appreciate everything about this dentist,and especially the painless,sedation therapy I had for my extractions. I am convinced that Dr Kara is the best of the best at his job,and his staff are very professional and friendly too.I strongly recommend Sage for all dental work.
    julie mcclenahanjulie mcclenahan
    00:23 22 Aug 23
    I have very high anxiety and panic. They always make my visit calm and relaxing. Bonus, just got my crown done in one visit, no temp crown needed! Sage Dental Rocks!!
    brad wilsonbrad wilson
    01:27 25 Jul 23
    First time here at Sage Dental. The office is very modern and has the latest technology in Dental Equipment. All the staff were very friendly and informative which made me feel welcome. I have a difficult case needing many tooth extractions and was very stressed and worried when I arrived. When I left their office I was relaxed and relieved about my situation. Dr. Shafia Kara was extremely informative. He took the time to explain every issue in detail and answered all my questions. I am so glad I came to Sage Dental. I would highly recommend them for your dental needs.
    Tyler TrowbridgeTyler Trowbridge
    01:25 30 May 23
    After getting options from multiple different dentists, I ultimately went with Dr. Kara at Sage Dental and I couldn’t be happier! My Invisalign treatment went as planned and with no surprises. I enjoy going to Sage Dental and find that the dental assistant Taeya was comforting and very supportive along my 2 year Invisalign journey. I was recommended to Sage Dental by a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family! 5 stars!
    Cassandra DienoCassandra Dieno
    02:22 28 Apr 23
    With previous bad experiences at other Dentists and high anxiety going to Dental Offices. My first visit to Sage was absolutely amazing. I felt relaxed, well cared for and every step and process was well explained to me. From the front of house staff, the hygienists and the Doctors. Everyone I dealt with was so kind and understanding of my fears.I will be back again
    RTC Container SalesRTC Container Sales
    20:47 20 Apr 23
    Always available, love the way the office communicates with text messages. Flexible is the most important to me and they always try to fit my son in for adjustments on his braces when its urgent.Stuff and front desk super nice. They try their best always.Thank youAneta
    Rich WangRich Wang
    02:00 03 Apr 23
    I've been with Sage for over 10 years now and highly recommend them for any of your dental needs. They've taken great care of me from fillings, cleanings, adult Invisalign and toothy emergencies. I trust them for the best advice and care. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Shane WindjackShane Windjack
    07:07 22 Feb 23
    I have been a patient of Dr. Kara at Sage Dental for over 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about this dental practice. Dr. Kara and his team provide exceptional care and have always gone above and beyond to ensure that my family and I receive the best possible dental treatment.From routine cleanings to more complex procedures, Dr. Kara and his team have always made my family and I feel comfortable and at ease. They take the time to explain every step of the process and answer any questions we have. The office is always clean and inviting, and the front desk staff are friendly and professional.I highly recommend Sage Dental to anyone looking for a dental practice so passionate about providing such exceptional, family-oriented care.Thank you Dr. Kara and Sage Dental!
    Nadine HNadine H
    05:37 18 Feb 23
    Dr. Rahim at Sage is one of the best dentists I have seen. He is very professional, calming and explains everything clearly. The staff is really kind, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Simran BrarSimran Brar
    02:21 03 Dec 22
    I would highly recommend Dr. Berlin for her expertise. Previous to becoming a patient at Sage dental I went to the same dentist for many years. Dr. Berlin and her hygienist are absolutely phenomenal and provide the best possible care. I will definitely be recommending Sage dental to my family and friends.
    Malik TalibMalik Talib
    00:21 05 Oct 22
    The team at Sage lead by Dr Kara are the best and most gentle I’ve ever experienced. And they are always smiling - you even feel their smiles through their masks. Five star service by a five star team!!
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