Welcome to Truro and Area Orthodontics

Truro & Area Orthodontics has been providing high quality, affordable orthodontic treatment to all of Northern Nova Scotia for over 20 years. As the only Certified Orthodontic Specialist in Truro, Dr. Johnston and his staff take great pride in making every visit a fun experience and are devoted to creating beautiful smiles!

Beautiful Smiles for the Whole Family

Early Child Treatment

Early Child Treatment

At Truro and Area Orthodontics, we begin monitoring your child’s tooth development around Age 7. This allows for the best possible treatment results, as we can determine the most ideal age for treatment to start – and catch bigger jaw/bite problems BEFORE they happen.

Treatment for Teens

Treatment for Teens

We have a wide variety of treatment options for teens and young adults, including Invisalign Teen, traditional braces, and ceramic clear braces. At Truro and Area Orthodontics, we make it easy to get the smile of your dreams!

Invisalign & Adult Treatment

Invisalign & Adult Treatment

At Truro and Area Orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages. Think you’re too old for braces? Think again! We even offer discreet options, such as Invisalign, in order to make it EASY to get the smile of your dreams. You’re never too old to be proud of your smile. Contact us today!

Meet the Team

  • Dr. Donald Johnston (B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc.)
    Dr. Donald Johnston (B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc.) Orthodontist

    Dr. Donald E. Johnston has been practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years. He is a second-generation orthodontist, having grown up with orthodontics as a part of his life. As a child, Dr. Johnston witnessed how much patients appreciate their orthodontic treatment and the difference it makes in their lives, inspiring him to pursue orthodontics as a profession. He thrives on the time spent with his patients, and enjoys getting to know each individual as a person.

  • Shelley
    Shelley Treatment Coordinator/Accounts Manager

    Shelley joined the team of TA Orthodontics in 2005, as treatment coordinator and accounts manager. She provides both patients and parents with the information needed regarding treatment options, fees and flexible payment plans. Her professional demeanour and organization is well respected by both her colleagues and patients. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Abby, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Peggy
    Peggy Dental Assistant

    Graduating from NSIT in 1978, Peggy has enjoyed working as an orthodontic assistant for the last 28 years, working with Dr. Johnston for the past five years. She enjoys working with the patients doing records before treatment and at the end. She thinks their smiling face makes it all worth while on the day their braces come off. Peggy says having such a great staff to work with at TA Orthodontics makes coming to work easy. Peggy also enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters, collecting snowman decorations and visiting her family cabin in Cape Breton.

Every smile tells a story…

  • Thank you for the amazing care given to our daughter the last few years. She is the happiest soon to be 13 yo girl on the planet. She has not stopped smiling since. We are so grateful to have you all in our family’s life.

    Jeniffer W.
  • When I look at the mirror, I am still amazed at the transformation to my teeth.  I never thought such improvement would be possible.  I am extremely happy with my teeth and I can now smile with confidence!  Thank you very much for care you have shown over the last few years.  It was a pleasure coming to meet you and your caring staff and I am delighted with what you have done.

    Sara M.
  • The overall office environment and experience is perfect for me and my children - we feel very comfortable coming there for our orthodontic treatment. I can honestly say that Dr. Johnston and his team go above and beyond my expectations!

    Joanne P.

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Clinic Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 08:30 am – 04:30 pm



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