about orthologie

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Here at Orthologie, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile that they love. Up to 70% of Canadians could benefit from orthodontic treatment but less than 2% receive treatment each year. We want to remove the barriers that prevent people from getting treatment so we designed a new kind of office to address the concerns that we’ve heard. This experience is what we would want as patients and we think you’ll love it too.

Beautiful Results

First and foremost, our goal is to help you achieve your dream smile. We combine the latest technology with the expertise of an orthodontic specialist to get you the results you want. Trust your smile to the experts.

Convenient

We want to change what you think of the dentist’s office. No more long waits in the waiting room, unanswered phone calls, and loads of paperwork. We streamlined the entire process to save you time every step of the way.

Affordable

Finances shouldn’t stand in the way of achieving the smile you want. Not only do we offer treatment for up to 50% less than other Invisalign providers, but also we accept most insurances and offer flexible monthly payment options.

Dr. Derek Hou, DMD, MSD

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

During my time in practice, I’ve seen hundreds of hours spent in the waiting room and thousands more hours of missed school, work, social obligations, sports games, and more, as patients rearrange their lives to fit into an office’s busy schedule. I wanted to create a new kind of orthodontic office where the opposite is true: we fit our treatment into our patients’ lives, letting them enjoy all of life’s big moments without any interruption. We believe in prioritizing our patient’s smile and our patient’s time.

Meet Dr. Derek Hou

Dr. Hou is a Vancouver native and moved to the United States for his undergraduate, dental school, and specialty training. After being away for over a decade and living in New York, Boston, Seattle, and Beijing, he decided it was finally time to move back home. He is happy to be back in Vancouver and enjoys rediscovering his hometown. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife Esther, his son Elijah, and their rescue dog Bao.

Education

Dr. Derek Hou is a certified specialist in orthodontics. He first completed dental school and was licensed as a general dentist before going on to do three additional years of specialty training on how to move teeth, how to correct bites, and how the bone and jaw develops. After his specialty training, he has spend hundreds of hours learning how to most efficiently use clear aligners and Invisalign® to achieve the best results. In total, he has completed 11 years of training after high school and puts all of this experience into practice when he helps design the best smiles for our patients.

  • Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified Orthodontist)
  • University of Washington - Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics 2017
  • Harvard University - Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) 2014
  • Columbia University - Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2009

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Get started today

The first step is to come in for a free consultation. You will meet with a certified orthodontic specialist to assess your smile and bite, take a 3D scan of your teeth, and virtually straighten your teeth to show you what the final result could look like. Together, you design your ideal smile.

A BETTER WAY TO A BETTER SMILE

It has never been easier with Orthologie