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Welcome to Bytown Orthodontics!

Our orthodontic specialty practice provides contemporary orthodontic care using reliable and proven techniques. Drs. David Chambers and Carine Bourassa aim to deliver pleasing, predictable results with efficient service and a caring ‘small-town’ touch. To arrange a consultation, please contact us, NO REFERRAL IS REQUIRED. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Services

We offer a full range of orthodontic services to people of all ages,
customized to the needs of the individual.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces remain the gold standard in comprehensive orthodontic care. We offer the option of metal or discrete, clear braces. Elastics and bite correctors may be used in combination with braces to perfect both the alignment and fit of the teeth.

Multidisciplinary Treatment

Orthodontic care may be recommended to improve the outcome and long-term performance of dental prosthetics. When teeth are missing or worn down, your general dentist or prosthodontist may suggest orthodontic care to optimize room for prosthetics that are proportionate in size and protected from future wear.

Surgical Orthodontics

If the top and bottom jaws grow out of balance with each other, the bite and function can be compromised. A small imbalance is common and the teeth can often be aligned and a good bite established with orthodontics only. For some the jaw imbalance can be significant, leading to difficulties in bringing the teeth together and/or resulting in cosmetic concerns. Orthodontic care can be combined with jaw surgery to establish normal balance and function. The change in appearance and improvement in function can be life changing! Jaw surgery shows promise as an effective option in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea when conservative methods have proven unsuccessful.

Clear Aligners

Aligners are a series of custom clear plastic trays designed to gradually move the teeth, in stages, toward their desired position. Temporary tooth coloured ‘attachments’ are often required on several teeth to assist in their movement and elastics may be necessary to perfect the bite. The trays are usually fabricated in a lab but are custom designed by the orthodontist. Effectiveness and outcome are directly related to the 'designer' (orthodontist) and the 'user' (you). Our orthodontists will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of both aligners and conventional braces so you can make an informed decision.



Orthodontics is the oldest specialty in dentistry and continues to advance with respect to knowledge, technology and techniques. This specialty focuses on assessing, treating and preventing misalignment of the teeth and jaws. The key to optimal results lies in the details, requiring an in-depth knowledge of human growth and development.


Dental crowding is related to several factors including the size of the teeth and jaws, habits and variations in growth and development. An early assessment (by age 7) allows an orthodontist to predict the severity of crowding to come and suggest when and how to manage it most effectively and efficiently.


Several factors can cause the top teeth to protrude relative to the bottom teeth. These include differences in jaw size and the effects of undesirable or prolonged habits such as thumb sucking. Early assessment is beneficial and recommended. Management can range from early advice on breaking these habits to comprehensive orthodontic care.


An underbite presents when the lower front teeth are in front of the upper front teeth. This can be due to several factors including a discrepancy in upper and lower jaw size and abnormal tooth angulations. Early assessment (no later than 7) is very important. For some individuals, the best time to manage an underbite is before 8 years old.


A deep bite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap most or all of the lower front teeth. This is often a result of a difference in jaw size and, in the long run, may result in early wear of the front teeth. A deep bite is commonly addressed with complete orthodontic care during adolescence when all adult teeth have erupted and jaw growth is occurring. Sometimes a deep bite can damage the gums behind the upper front teeth and early assessment is advisable to identify and manage this at the appropriate time.



Dr. Dave ChambersOrthodontist

Why Orthodontics? 'I am driven by the detailed nature of this work and entering healthcare was never a question. I appreciate and value the trust people place in me - 
it is my greatest reward.’

Dr. Carine BourassaOrthodontist

Why Orthodontics? ‘Orthodontics combines art, problem solving and the provision of a positive service to others. This combination continues to motivate me every day. I love to see the impact a new smile makes on people, I find it very rewarding.’

Contact With Us

2084 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario  K1J 6M9

Phone:  1-613-518-1145 Fax:  1-613-800-0501


Our bio's

We offer a full range of orthodontic services to people of all ages,
customized to the needs of the individual.

Dr. David Chambers

Dr. Chambers completed his HBSc. in Mathematics (2000) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (2004) at the University of Western Ontario. He enjoyed practicing general dentistry for 7 years as a civilian with the Canadian Forces before returning to UWO for 3 years of full time study and training in orthodontics, earning a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics (MClD). His Masters research relating to 3D dental radiography was later published in a peer reviewed scientific journal. Dr. Chambers is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an active member of local, provincial and national dental organizations. When not at the office, Dr. Chambers enjoys fishing, woodworking, camping and various sports. He and his wife Carine will be welcoming their second child in late 2018 and look forward to raising their growing family in the vibrant and diverse Capital Region.

Dr. Carine Bourassa

Dr. Carine Bourassa received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Laval University in 2010. She pursued post-graduate studies at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, earning a general practice residency diploma from McGill University in 2011. She was invited to continue practice at the hospital where she provided general pediatric dental care and clinical instruction for dental residents. In 2012, she travelled to Northern Quebec and Ecuador to provide dental care for those in need. Dr. Bourassa completed her orthodontic specialty training at the University of Western Ontario, earning a Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClD Orthodontics). Her Masters research relating to miniscrew placement in the palate was published in a well respected peer reviewed scientific journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an active, supporting member of local, provincial and national dental organizations. Dr. Bourassa also practices in Hull, Québec with Dr. Éric Fortier. Outside of the office, Dr. Bourassa enjoys outdoor activities, various sports, cooking and spending time with family. She and her husband Dave are thrilled to raise their family in the bilingual capital.