Our Winnipeg Orthodontic treatment offers more than just an attractive smile and enhanced self-esteem. Properly aligned teeth contribute to healthy gums as well as helping to effectively bite, chew and speak. Straight teeth are easier to brush and clean, leading to less plaque – the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Misalignment of the jaws can also be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Left untreated, misalignment can also cause abnormal wearing to tooth surfaces, headaches, neck, and facial pain.In many cases, Winnipeg orthodontic treatment is able to solve problems that would eventually lead to the need for costly dental procedures. For the past 18 years, Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre has been performing orthodontic treatment, (braces) for our patients and provide the following:
Early Treatment – is of utmost importance in pre-adolescent patients for space preservation and reducing the need for jaw surgery.
Non-Extraction Technique – an important concept in modern orthodontic treatment, known for its ability to create full smiles, optimal lip support, attractive profiles and healthy jaw function.
Treatment For All Ages – adults are increasingly turning to orthodontics to optimize their dental health and smiles. As long as the gums and support tissues are sound, there is no age limit to this treatment. It’s suitable for both adults and children.
Tooth-Coloured Braces – for those who desire a more esthetic treatment option. These subtle braces blend in with natural tooth tone.
Speed Braces – this recent technology allows fewer appointments and faster treatment times.
If you believe that your smile could be improved, the process begins with a simple, informal consultation with our orthodontic experts. Kildonan Crossing Dentists will take you through your dental and health history and together we will map a course specific to each patient. Get in touch with us tobook your appointment.
The clear alternative to braces®
Developed with Orthodontists, Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted. And, almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
Clear, Removable, Comfortable
Invisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You visit your doctor every month or two to check your progression and get new aligners. Average treatment time is about a year. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favourite foods. And you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Many people incorrectly believe that Invisalign is only effective in treating minor teeth straightening issues. But the fact is, Invisalign successfully treats patients with modern and severe conditions, including the following:
The hygienic benefits of straighter teeth:
Healthier gums – Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
Easier cleanings – With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal (gum) disease can be reduced.
Decreased risk of abnormal wear – Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone jay joints.
Over 2 million patients are smiling with confidence thanks to Invisalign. Without brackets or wires, Invisalign takes a modern approach to teeth straightening and is virtually invisible.
How Does Invisalign® work?
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 smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out 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.
Does Invisalign® really work?
Yes. More than 2 million people worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.
I have recently switched dentists and I am extremely happy with Dr. Porco. He is calm, gentle and confident in his work and exhibits a bedside manner that is second to none. He is also very diligent in ensuring that I’m comfortable throughout the duration of my visits. If you’re considering switching as I did, I strongly recommend Dr. Porco. He’s an exceptional dentist at a first rate facility. The ceiling televisions in each office is also a nice touch.
Dr Porco is very skilled for his age and I am always impressed after each visit. He has fixed a couple of my crappy metal fillings that have left barely anything left of my teeth and given them new life and a new white colour! His expertise in this field is obvious and he rivals some who have been in this industry twice as long. He’s also as sweet as pie which makes the experience of needles and teeth drilling more bearable. Thanks Dr Porco!
Dr. Porco has been my dentist since he started at Kildonan Crossing and has been very professional and come through for me in emergencies. He’s fixed my broken tooth from a hockey incident and treated me for a tooth infection, getting me in for an appointment right away. As well replacing my old metal fillings, which look and feel 100% natural now. I would and I do recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Porco is a big upgrade over my former dentist. Love having some shiny pearly whites. They office is clean and all the staff is very professional. I would recommend this office and Dr. Porco to anyone.
I can’t thank Kildonan dental and Dr Porco and his assistant Pat enough. My son had been waiting for another dentist to extract a decaying molar for well over a month. Sure enough in the middle of the night my son began screaming in pain and it didn’t stop until the morning with the help of oragel. I walked in the door this morning and within 30 mins Dr Porco who had never seen my son before not only agreed to help him but did so with a calm reassuring demeanour despite my sons anxiety. I have never given an online review in my life but felt compelled to share my experience with anyone who may need a dentist or find themselves with a dental emergency.
Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre has served my family for almost 10 years. Never have I experienced disrespect, lack of care or concern, or untimely service. The facility is always extremely clean, has an inviting atmosphere, and accommodating staff members. Thank you for the great service over the years and the great service for years to come! P.S. We are sad that Dr. Julie no longer works there, but so happy that she has moved on to bigger and better opportunities! She is so wonderful with kids.
Dr. Timothy Lin is by far the best dentist I have been too. He listens to your concerns and is very attentive and always checks in with you to make sure you are ok. He did a root canal on a very painful tooth and he made all the pain go away and performed the root canal with no pain!! I nodded off during the procedure!! Also admin staff and hygienists are kind and compassionate!! Very impressed and definitely recommend Dr. Tim. Thanks Dr. Tim!!
Excellent service. I left the dental clinic feeling taken care of and with my teeth looking better than they have in years. The staff and dentist are polite, resourceful and friendly!!Dr. Porco performed a thorough exam and a routine procedure. The procedure was smooth and painless. I really appreciated the execellent care.
My daughter Carlina and I have just become new patients. Absolutely love our dentists and the staff here. Professional, courteous, and excellent care. Very happy with my recent work. We expect to be here long-term. Sincerely, Brenda Wagner
We took our 9 month old daughter to see Dr Porco for her first check up. He was gentle and patient with her and made the experience a positive one. He took the time to go over properly caring for a babies new teeth and we will absolutely be seeing him again. Highly recommend Dr Porco and the staff at Kildonan Crossing Dental!
Our whole family sees Dr Darryl, both she and her hygienist are fantastic. My 5 year old daughter is terrified of the dental xray, and both women have infinite patience with her, and are SO GOOD with her. My daughter had a problem tooth that they did a small filling on, and at the next cleaning when they discovered that she would actually require a crown and the filling hadn’t been done in time, Dr Darryl (knowing we’re self employed and don’t have insurance) offered to subtract the cost of the filling from the cost of the crown. Totally above and beyond! Then when we went in for the crown, discovered a huge abscess and the molar had to be extracted. My daughter made it pretty difficult for them, it took an hour to administer the 3 needles and extract the tooth, and when it came time to pay, Dr Darryl only charged us for a “simple extraction”. Can’t say enough good things about this dentist/hygienist duo, they’re so good at their jobs and they’re so kind and patient. I highly recommend them!
I have fibromyalgia which makes dental work extremely painful. I have had mixed experiences here. My first dentist was ok but very cold. Unfortunately I mixed up the time of my appointment and was almost 10 minutes late. They book in strange increments sometimes, like 12:10. I apologized profusely, and felt terrible. My dentist actually pouted and didn’t speak to me for the first 10 minutes of my appointment. It’s not like I’m routinely late, or as if I’ve never had to wait for her. I switched dentists, and was so glad I did. Merlyn at the front is the epitome of professional, and even remembered that I had fibromyalgia after only my first visit. Lynn, who does billing was aware that there was a chip problem with my Visa that we just found out as I went to pay a huge amount for implants. This was just a matter of a scratch on the chip and no fault of mine. I had to go to the bank and return with a huge amount of cash. At a check up 4 days later she actually rolled her eyes at me as I had not received my new Visa in the mail in that short of a time. The additional charge was their mistake, and I was not even expecting to pay more. She made me feel like a deadbeat and said they didn’t take cheques. When I pointed out that there was no way I would have received a new Visa in that short of a time, she very grudgingly accepted a cheque. She was there when my Visa did not go through for the first time! No one gets a new Visa in 2 banking days. I had been a long time client and never had any issues with payment. Not a people person. I now dread dealing with her. The hygienists and assistants there are above excellent! My previous cleanings required freezing as they were so rough and I had pain for days after. Here, no freezing, no pain, and I’m so impressed! Pat is an Angel and the most kind and caring person you could ever have the pleasure to meet. There are other special gals there who have outstanding customer service, each giving their own special attention to you. I wish I could remember their names. Mike Porco is the best dentist I have ever had, and his staff worship and respect him. His gentle , but firm nagging was the impetus for me to quit smoking after 47 years! Am a month smoke free ! I recommend Mike to everyone I know. I can’t speak as to the other dentists here but if you want friendly, avoid Lyshka( spelling? ).
I have been coming to this office for many years now and still continue to enjoy all my visits here. Staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Very relaxed and friendly setting. Highly recommended!
The building is warm and welcoming. I received a cleaning and Trisha did an amazingly thorough job. Not only that, she made sure that I was comfortable throughout the whole process. I just want to say thank you to Trisha, Dr. Porco and all the rest of the great staff at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre.
It is always a seamless experience from booking the appointment, all the way through to follow up. A state of the art facility , the most kind and professional staff. Dr. Bohunicky is extremely gentle, informative, and has changed going to the dentist for myself. 10/10 thank you !
I just want to say thank you so much, especially to Dr. Lischka and Yvonne! I am from Germany and I traveled across Canada. My teeth were aching terribly and I came here as an emergency without an appointment. After just 10 minutes they had a very close look at my teeth. Both Dr. Lischka and Yvonne were so gentle and careful and explained everything they did to me. They found the tooth which causes the trouble and treated it. Usually I am very afraid of going to the dentist but that changed here. I can highly recommend this Dental Centre. I would definitely come back again.
Dr. Tim is awesome! I had really bad experiences with my previous dentist, when she did the numbing for me,it was so painful and I almost fainted, then they had to give me full sedation. But with Dr. Tim I barely felt it! My previous Dr told me she probably will extract one of my tooth as it’s really hard to do the filling (that tooth is pretty healthy, and only got a little cavity because of my wisdom tooth. And I had that wisdom tooth taken out already). She didn’t even offer any referrals to try to save it! But Dr. Tim just did the filling today, no problem! I’m so glad I made the move to see Dr. Tim!
Dr. Porco and his staff have done a great job on my dental work. Everyone was very knowledgeable, friendly, and polite. I would recommend Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre to anyone looking for a dentist.
I would definitely recommend Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre as the place to go for your dental needs! Professional, courteous and very friendly! I am very satisfied with the care they have provided me over the years!
I have been going to Dr Bruce Bohunicky for about 20 years and wouldn’t think about going anywhere else. Bruce and his staff are the best, they treat you like family and take great care of you and your dental needs. Nicole has worked for Bruce from the start and she will help you with any emergency bookings, billing or anything she could help you with. I feel so at ease when I’m there.
I recently changed dentists and was very impressed with the whole experience at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre. The front desk staff were very welcoming and personable and Dr. Bohunicky was excellent. He spent a lot of time with me going over my dental health and each X-Ray in detail. I was very impressed with the information, care and amount of time he was willing to take to make this experience and exceptional one.
You can tell from the start that the people working at this dental office care about you. These are people who enjoy the work they are doing and are happy to help. Since my first visit and for more than 2 years I have had nothing but great interactions at this location.
I have been using Kildonan Crossing Dental since I moved to Winnipeg over 5 years ago. I am happy to have found such a caring, professional, and efficient dental clinic. The staff are friendly and the quality of service is excellent. I brought my son there who had a debilitating disease that made dental procedures very difficult for him. They were super good to him and treated him much compassion. I am very grateful for the care they provided to him. I highly recommend Kildonan Crossing Dental.