Charles Cohen, DMD, MSD, Orthodontist
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Charles Cohen, DMD, MSD


240 Kennevale Drive #204 Ottawa ON, KTJ 6B6


Dr. Charles Cohen practices Orthodontics in Ottawa, ON. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes metal wires that are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which can be made from stainless steel or a more esthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into desired positions. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Cohen may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Cohen must recognize various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity, define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible, and design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the patient.

Education and Training

McGill University Dentistry 2006

McGill University Biology 2003

University of Colorado Orthodontics 2010

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish, French
Charles Cohen, DMD, MSD
Charles Cohen, DMD, MSD's Expert Contributions
  • Do I Need Braces? 7 Reasons You May

    Originally posted on Braces Haven.Have you ever noticed the billboard for the orthodontist, or heard the radio commercials, and stopped to wonder, “Do I need braces?” The truth is, there are many types of malocclusions (misaligned bites) that some people don’t even realize they have – which...

  • How do I stop my teeth from shifting without a retainer?

    Hello, The only way to prevent your teeth from shifting is with a retainer. Without a retainer to hold your teeth in their current position, your teeth will slowly shift over time. Like any other part of the human body, there are gradual changes as we go through the aging process. If you do not want to wear a removable type retainer, you can ask your Orthodontist if a permanent retainer, which is a wire glued to the back of your teeth, is an option. READ MORE

  • Can you straighten your teeth if you have implants?

    Yes you can straighten your teeth with Orthodontic treatment even if you have implants. However since the implants can not move, there may be compromises that have to accept depending on the number and location of implants. A consultation with an Orthodontist would be needed in order to properly evaluate your teeth and give you options. READ MORE

  • My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?

    Absolutely, braces can correct crowded teeth or the when the midlines of the upper and lower teeth don't line up. When the middle of the teeth do not line up it is usually because the bite is off or not fitting together well on one side of the mouth. This situation should be assessed by an orthodontist to make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Braces or other orthodontic appliances may be recommended to correct it. Hope that helps! READ MORE

  • What happens if you don't wear your retainer?

    I would highly recommend you wear your retainers after your braces are removed. If you choose not to wear retainers there's about a 75% your teeth shift. The shifting may be gradual over months or years depending on where they started before you had braces, or it may even be as quickly as a few days to weeks. Considering the time commitment and cost you invested in straightening your teeth, it would be a shame to have all that hard work undone. Typically after about 6 months you would only have to wear your retainers while you sleep. If you decide you aren't going to wear retainers at all, then at the very least, ask your orthodontist if you would be a candidate for permanent retainers, which are wires glued to the back of your teeth. Hope that helps! READ MORE

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240 Kennevale Drive #204 -
Ottawa, ON KTJ 6B6
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Get to know Dr. Charles Cohen, an Orthodontist who serves patients in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Cohen is an Orthodontist who loves the challenge of analyzing each patient’s dental condition, smile, and face to develop a unique plan that will help them obtain a radiant smile. He believes in early screening and intervention to prevent future complications that may require more extensive orthodontic treatment if left unchecked.

As an adolescent, Dr. Cohen had braces to alleviate crowding and correct his bite. This early, positively life-changing experience shaped his professional career. It gave him an incredibly personal understanding of how orthodontics can profoundly transform one’s appearance, smile, and self-confidence.

Dr. Cohen is the founder of Braces Haven in Ottawa, Ontario. Braces Haven is an orthodontist clinic that offers a warm, modern, family-friendly setting where patients can receive the latest dental options, including Invisalign, braces, clear braces and lingual braces. Dr. Cohen tailors dental services for each patient, keeps them informed of their progress, as well as ensures there are no surprises when it comes to finances.

Dr. Cohen’s patients have excellent things to say about him and his team of professionals, one patient stating “I’d like to thank Dr. Cohen and his team for being so gracious and helpful during my treatment. I’ve been painfully self-conscious about my smile my whole life, I’ve pretty much mastered the closed-mouth smile in photos, and could not wait to start orthodontic treatment to close the gaps in my teeth. I can’t thank you enough for making this whole experience a flawless one.”

Dr. Cohen received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from McGill University in 2010. During that time, he earned numerous awards recognizing his academic and clinical achievements. He then went on to receive his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree from the University of Colorado in 2013. He was educated using the latest technologies available, including Invisalign, lingual braces, temporary anchorage devices, and three-dimensional cone beam computerized imaging.

To stay current with the rapidly evolving field of orthodontics, Dr. Cohen regularly attends continuing education courses. He is also a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Ontario Dental Association, the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the Ottawa Dental Society.

Dr. Cohen is also a certified Invisalign provider. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces.

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. As an orthodontist, Dr. Cohen is responsible for locating problems with the positioning of patients teeth and with their oral development. He is passionate about his field and takes great satisfaction in treating each patient as an individual.

In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks French and Spanish.

With a great appreciation for nature Dr. Cohen values being active outdoors. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and golfing. He also likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with his wife and two daughters.

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240 Kennevale Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 3T3, Canada
Head north on Strandherd Dr toward Maravista Dr
1.2 km
Continue onto Fallowfield Rd/Ottawa Regional Rd 12 W
0.3 km
Merge onto ON-416 N via the ramp to Ottawa
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Take exit 75B for ON-417 E toward Ottawa
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