Dr. Erica Kader
Certified Orthodontic Specialist
Meet Dr. Kader
Erica Kader, DMD, MSc, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C) is passionate about orthodontics and smile design. She prides herself in providing the most up-to-date treatment, supported by evidence and research, and tailoring treatment to each patient’s individual needs and situation.
Dr. Kader is a graduate of McGill University, first receiving a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Anatomy and Cell Biology, followed by a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). There, she earned awards and honours throughout her years of study, and at graduation received the A.W. Thornton Gold Medal for highest standing in her class, the Aldis Bernard Prize from the Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec (ODQ) for academic excellence, and the American Association of Orthodontists award.
Following dental school, Dr. Kader was accepted to Nova Southeastern University in South Florida to pursue a specialty residency. There, she received a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Cert. Ortho), and simultaneously conducted orthodontic research to earn a Master of Science (MSc) degree.
While many orthodontic treatments can start during the teen years, some children require earlier intervention in order to prevent problems from worsening, take advantage of growth, and increase the success of treatment later on.
Many orthodontic treatments are provided during the teen years, once all permanent teeth are in. This usually involves Braces or Invisalign to align the teeth and correct the bite relationship.
It is never too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Dr. Kader treats many adults with Braces or Invisalign, either for full treatment, or for limited treatment in conjunction with other dental treatments such as implants, crowns or veneers.
Dr. Kader offers patients the choice of tooth-colored Ceramic Braces, Metal Self-Ligating Braces (no elastic ties needed), or colourful braces that have elastic ties. Each system has its own advantages, and Dr. Kader can help to recommend if one type is better suited for you.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment modality that is a more esthetic alternative to regular braces, involving a series of custom-fabricated, clear, removable aligner trays. The aligners gradually move the teeth and are changed at prescribed intervals.
Regardless of which type of orthodontic treatment is performed, teeth have a tendency to move back toward their original position following treatment, and retainers are therefore provided to hold the orthodontic correction.