About Us:

Serving Greater Vancouver, BC (British Columbia) - Drs. Charity Siu, Belinda Weltman, and Philip Barer are your orthodontic specialists, offering Invisalign® and braces for children, teens, and adults.

ClearView Orthodontics is your clear choice for quality orthodontic care in the Vancouver area and we have the beautiful smiles to prove it! For over 25 years, we've built a well respected reputation for being friendly, professional, and providing state-of-the-art care.

Drs. Charity Siu, Belinda Weltman, and Philip Barer are all certified orthodontic specialists offering leading edge treatment with braces and Invisalign® for children, teens, and adults.

Our knowledgeable doctors and staff strive every day to ensure patients are comfortable and well informed about their treatment options. Whether you're interested in traditional braces or Invisalign removable aligners, you'll achieve the great smile you've always wanted.

Every person is different, with unique goals and needs. You'll be given a personalized treatment plan and the individual attention you deserve

Meet Our Doctors

I love working in the field of orthodontics. Creating beautiful smiles can truly change and transform lives. For me, there is no greater reward than my patients completing treatment with a confidence and happiness that will last a lifetime.

At ClearView orthodontics, we engage our patients and get to know them during their visits. These relationships are meaningful and important to us, and they make what we do every day enjoyable and worthwhile.

We like the atmosphere in our practice to be calm, friendly, and patient-centered. We want our patients to know they are well-cared for, and that their needs come first. We strive to keep our patients well informed in all aspects of their treatment. We believe that certification, training, and continuing education, allows us to give our patients access to whatever care they need, in the most efficient manner possible.

Education:

I attended the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Nutrition. Then I spent some time in England attending The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where I completed a Masters of Science degree in Public Health Nutrition.

I continued on to pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the University of Manitoba. I was very involved in dental research throughout my training and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Dentistry for my contributions.

I continued on to pursue a three-year specialty degree in Orthodontics, where I received extensive training in treating cleft palate cases in the craniofacial program, and graduated with a Masters in Orthodontics (MS) from The Ohio State University.

Continuing Education:

I am deeply committed to what I have chosen to do for a living and regularly take continuing education courses both locally and abroad. I am an Invisalign® Premier Provider, and a recognized Kois Specialist. I believe that in order to provide the highest level of care for my patients it is critical to stay abreast of the latest advances in my field.

I strongly believe that evidenced based approaches are essential in orthodontics, and I strive to provide the most up to date care to all my patients. My thesis was recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and I have written a chapter on the subject of root resorption for an evidence based Orthodontic textbook.

It is important that we always be able to offer our patients access to the most effective, advanced technology available. This assures real reductions in treatment time, improved healing, and the most positive smile results.

Professional Memberships:

Staying active and in-touch with others practicing in my profession is one of the most effective ways to ensure my patients are receiving top-notch care. My professional memberships include:

• Member - Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO)
• Member – Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
• Member - American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
• Member - British Columbia Society of Orthodontists (BCSO)
• Fellow - Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC)
• Director – Vancouver district dental society (VDDS)

Outside the Office

When not in the office I enjoy skiing, traveling, and cooking. The majority of my free time is spent with my husband Ryan and our two young daughters Aubrey and Madelyn.

When you come to the office, you are unique with respect to your concerns, motivations, and goals and I am honoured to be the one to look at you as a whole and make sure your needs are met and my treatment is valued. I recognize your orthodontic concerns and how it fits into your everyday life. I get excited each time I meet an individual with the hope of getting a new and beautiful smile!

Education
Is it a privilege to have received the level of education required to be a certified orthodontist. This profession possesses qualities of sound ethic, evidence-based learning and treatment, care and generosity. I received my dental degree from the University of British Columbia and completed a two-year general practice residency at the University of Washington Department of Dentistry. Then I attended the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center where I received my diploma in orthodontics in 2005

Professional Memberships
-American Association of Orthodontists, member
-Canadian Association of Orthodontists, member
-Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, member and Bulletin Publication Editor for the Northwest division
-British Columbia Society of Orthodontists, member and president elect 2015

In the Dental Community
I am an Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Department of Dentistry. I have lectured to colleagues and dental staff members on various topic concerning various orthodontic topics. I am founder and part of a group of select dental specialists of CITED, a continuing education program for practicing dentists. Several times a year, I travel throughout North America to attend courses and seminars to continuously update my education and keep current with technology.

I was born and raised in Vancouver and it is exciting to be working in my community. I love to travel and have been to cities in Asia, Europe, and the rest of North America. I enjoy playing softball as well as practicing yoga daily. Most of the time, you will find me cooking and enjoying good food with friends and shopping.

Meet Our Staff

I work as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant at the practice. Our office has a wonderful atmosphere from our professional and caring doctors to our very knowledgeable dental team. It is extremely rewarding to watch and work with patients as they grow, and with our assistance, gain a more beautiful smile with each visit.

On my spare time I love shopping, trying different restaurants around the city and going on long walks with my chocolate lab Jax.

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I have been in the dental field for over 18 years and have enjoyed working at ClearView Orthodontics since 2003. I love being part of a team that takes great pride in giving our clients the best possible experience on their orthodontic journey. My role as treatment coordinator is to provide our clients a good understanding of the process of orthodontic treatment and make sure everything runs smoothly. I love watching the transformation that our clients go through.

I have been married for over twenty years and have three wonderful daughters. My husband and I love to cycle the many trails in the lower mainland and plan to spend a lot of time travelling in the future.

I have been working in the dental field for 15 years. I enjoy getting to know all of our wonderful patients and working with the fun loving professionals at ClearView Orthodontics. In my spare time I enjoy reading, photography, exploring the outdoors with my husband and dog Lola and planning my next vacation.

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I have been working at ClearView Orthodontics since 1981 as a certified orthodontic assistant. I have loved watching all our patients transform their smiles over these many years. We have a great atmosphere in the office. Our doctors are all professional and very considerate employers.

My husband's name is Bob and we have three kids, Matthew, Curtis, and Paige. We also have a dog named Benny. I am a long distance trail runner and have taken part in many races. My dog runs with me every mile and has even run with me in some races.

I have been a certified orthodontic dental assistant for the past 14 years. When not working in the clinic, I take every chance to travel and experience the world.

My position at ClearView Orthodontics is at the front desk, so my face is the first one you see upon entering the office!

I am new to the field of orthodontics, as well as the city of Vancouver, and I am enjoying both immensely. My favorite part of my job is interacting with all of our fantastic patients, especially the little ones.

I am a mother to a beautiful, smart, talented, and genuinely sweet natured 4 year old girl. She is my greatest accomplishment in life. Suffice it to say, I love children, cats, and coffee, in that order.

In my spare time, I enjoy hitting the gym, and exploring the city with my 2 sisters and my daughter.

Born and raised in the maritimes, I started my career 5 years ago here in Vancouver as a certified dental assistant. I recently had the opportunity to join the ClearView team and enjoy being a part of the team.

With the help of my team here at ClearView I am able to help encourage and educate my patients throughout their journey to a confident smile.

In my spare time I can be found exploring the culinary scene of Vancouver, and hitting home runs with my softball team The Louisville Chuggers.

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