Dr Jessica L. Tan, Orthodontic Specialist

At your first visit, you will sit down with Dr. Jessica Tan who will complete a thorough examination. She will then review expectations in terms of treatment options, cost, and anticipated length of treatment time. If treatment is recommended, further records (X-rays, original impressions, scans and photos) will be needed to complete your diagnosis.

What should I expect at my appointment with Dr. Tan?

According to the American Orthodontists Association, a child should be examined for any possible orthodontic conditions around the age of seven. At the age of seven, most significant issues can be detected by a Certified Orthodontist.

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Since opening her Orthodontic office in Stittsville in 2003, Dr. Jessica Tan has been helping patients of all ages from her local neighbourhood as well Kanata, West Ottawa and towns, villages and rural areas throughout the Ottawa Valley.


Certified Specialist in Orthodontics


1.    Metal Braces
2.   Ceramic Braces
3.    Invisalign®
4.    Early Inaterceptive Treatment
5.    Dentofacial Orthopedics
6.    Cleft Lip & Palate Treatments
7.    Nasoalveolar Moulding
8.    Treatments for Jaw Surgery

At what age should my child first visit an Orthodontist?

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5915 Hazeldean Rd. Stittsville,
Ontario K2S 1B9

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Mon. – Thurs: 8:00 am-5 pm
Friday – by special arrangement


Metal Braces

Ceramic Braces


Dentofacial Orthopedics

Nasoalveolar Moulding

Treatments for Jaw Surgery




Orthodontic treatment time is almost always dependent on each patient's specific situation, needs and goals. Typically, Orthodontic treatment times range anywhere from 1 to 2 ½  years.

How long does Orthodontic treatment usually take?

No, a referral from your family dentist is not required to book an appointment with Dr. Jessica Tan.  However, we are proud to say that a number of local dentists regularly refer their patients to Dr. Tan.

Do I need a referral from my Dentist to make an appointment?

A Certified Orthodontist is a specialist in the dental industry. After graduating as a Dentist, a Certified Orthodontist studies for an additional two to three years following dental school and has extensive, specialized training and; experience in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of orthodontic problems. Only two out of ten Dentists take the additional education and training to become recognized as Orthodontists.  

What is an Orthodontist?

Every patient of Dr. Jessica Tan has unique needs and situations but generally appointments are scheduled approximately every six weeks.  

How often will my appointments be scheduled?