Welcome to GD Orthodontics, the practice of Dr. Girish Deshpande. Dr. Deshpande is a board-certified orthodontist who has been practising orthodontics since 1993. He is also a proud Premier Preferred Provider of Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen, and has been recognized as a Top Invisalign® provider every single year since 2013.
Our mission at GD Orthodontics is to create beautiful smiles, healthy bites, and happy, confident patients. We are passionate about what we do, and we offer a large range of options for patients of all ages and all walks of life. This includes:
We utilize computerized diagnostic imaging and measuring systems to aid us in our work and help you find the best treatment plan possible.
If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Mississauga, you’ve come to the right place! Contact us today to get started with a FREE consultation. A referral from your general family dentist is not necessary.
We look forward to working with you and being part of this life-changing experience! You are welcome to learn more about us on this page:
Meet Dr. Girish Deshpande
Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Girish Deshpande has been practising orthodontics since 1993. Over the decades, he has successfully treated over 2000 patients, working on cases that involve surgical orthodontics, cleft lip, and dento facial deformities. He is a proud Premier Preferred Provider of Invisalign® as well as a certified provider of iBraces™ (lingual/inside braces). In 2009, Dr. Deshpande was conferred a fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He also works as a clinical instructor at the Department of Orthodontics in the University of Toronto, giving presentations and publishing work at the national and international levels.
Family & Community
Dr. Girish Deshpande is married to Dr. Neena D’Souza, a prosthodontist at Mississauga Dental Specialists. They have three children: Ryan, Eric, and Rachel. Outside of work, you can find Dr. Deshpande supporting his favourite hockey team: the Toronto Maple Leafs!
Passionate about giving back, Dr. Deshpande is the only Canadian member of Smiles Change Lives, a program that offers free orthodontic treatment to low-income families.
Our Team Approach
We work together, for you! Dr. Girish Deshpande believes in a team approach to orthodontic treatment with the patient. Your beautiful smile is our priority. In our office, you may find that your treatment will not only improve your teeth, bite, and smile, but your health and well-being may change too.
Properly aligned teeth promote healthier gums and are easier to care for when it comes to brushing and flossing. Your mouth actually serves as a window into your overall health. Oral health issues can become indicators of other systemic problems; your decision to pursue orthodontic treatment is one that can have far-reaching benefits beyond improved self-esteem.
Providing patients with the best care suited to an individual’s circumstances and needs is Dr. Deshpande’s motto. He is committed to providing patients with the most up-to-date techniques by attending continuing education workshops and courses throughout the year.
Dr. Deshpande strives to take the time to get to know his patients on an individual basis and to provide clinic visits that are comfortable. He will help you understand the benefits of orthodontics before beginning the process, and will never try to suggest you a treatment that you are not comfortable with.
All of our long-term staff members are certified dental hygienists, orthodontic assistants, and administrative personnel. They are all trained and committed to providing a professional approach towards our patients and their orthodontic care. Our goal is to come together to create a well-organized clinic that treats patients well.
Dr. Girish Deshpande utilizes early treatment approach. His treatment goal is to improve or preserve natural facial aesthetics. Great amount of attention is given to nose, lip, and chin relationships and a balanced facial profile. He prefers to use non-extraction treatment mechanics, and has combined different treatment techniques and philosophies into a simplified system for easier, faster, and safer orthodontic and dento facial orthopedic treatment.
Apart from using conventional coloured mini braces, Dr. Deshpande uses self-ligating SPEED and NEXUS clear appliances and highly aesthetically-pleasing clear ceramic braces (Clarity™ Advanced).
Our Office Policies
We understand that our patients have other important obligations. When you first begin orthodontic treatment, you will be seen once every few weeks. As our office schedule can be rather complex, your co-operation is vital and highly appreciated. If you are late, we may not be able to fit you into our schedule and you may have to schedule another appointment.
GD Orthodontics has set up an automated appointment scheduling system to help us serve you in the most efficient way possible. Your co-operation is appreciated, and we expect you to:
Be on time for your appointment
Have adequate time during your appointment to undergo the necessary procedures
Ask questions; we want to update you on your progress and keep you informed!
On our end, we will try to accommodate your work or school schedules as well as possible.
Sometimes, unforeseen things will happen and you will need to reschedule an appointment.
If a patient overlooks an appointment, our team does its best to reschedule the appointment as soon as possible. Please do note that missed appointments and too many appointment changes will affect your treatment and the time it takes to complete it.
We kindly ask that you notify us if you wish to cancel and reschedule an appointment. This allows us to give your appointment time to another patient and reschedule you in a smooth manner.
Your Patient Records
Please let us know as soon as you can if your address, phone, number, or referring dentist changes. (Please note that referrals are not needed to schedule an orthodontic consultation).
We understand how important it is to protect your personal information. Our office will collect, use, and disclose information for the purposes of:
Providing safe and efficient care
Upholding a high quality of service
Assessing your unique healthcare needs and providing for them
Advising you of your best treatment options, in our professional opinion
Communicating with you
Communicating with other healthcare providers, such as specialists, general dentists, and referring dentists
Thank you for choosing Dr. Girish Deshpande for your orthodontic care! We hope that these policies will help make everyone’s orthodontic experience a satisfying one.