a confident smile in 3 easy steps,
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schedule a free consultation

Meet with one of our expert orthodontists for a free consultation. Find out what treatment option is right for you. No referral needed.

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get your Invisalign scan or braces same day!

Life can be busy. At docbraces, you can begin your orthodontic treatment on the same day as your initial consultation. Get started on your smile journey today!

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a confident, beautiful smile!

Our orthodontic experts and proven treatment methods create beautiful smiles, one patient at a time!

meet the doctor

Dr. Michael Riva

Dr. Michael Riva was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry by his father, Dr. Al Riva, who practiced dentistry in south St. Catharines for nearly 50 years. Dr. Michael Riva obtained his dental degree with honours from the University of Toronto in 1986 and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honour dental society. He also received seven other academic awards. Dr. Riva received his graduate diploma in Orthodontics from the University of Toronto. He studied under the late Dr. Donald Woodside. As part of his graduate requirements, Dr. Riva did a research thesis on "The Relationship of Facial Soft-Tissue Structures in Parents and Their Offspring" using data from the world-renowned Burlington Growth Centre. While maintaining a full-time orthodontic practice, Dr. Riva has also been a volunteer coach for young athletes in baseball, curling, basketball and soccer. He was born and raised in St. Catharines, is married with three children, and has been in orthodontic practice in the area since 1989.

meet the docbraces St. Catharines team

The docbraces St. Catharines team is excited to welcome you and your loved ones into the docbraces patient family! We know that a smile can change a life, and that’s why we do what we do each and every day! We can’t wait to meet you and learn about your treatment goals and needs.

we love our patients & our community!

docbraces is a proud member of the St. Catharines community! We work here, we live here, and we play here. The work we do each and every day is important — to our patients and us! Through our orthodontic treatment we build self-esteem in our patients one beautiful smile at a time! Check out some of our recent beautiful smiles.

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