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Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

Posted Jun 4th, 2019 in Children, Teens, Adults, Braces Basics

Your orthodontic elastics are very small rubber bands that come in a selection of fun and neutral colours. Here's how your orthodontic elastics work as part of your braces treatment.

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Posted Mar 1st, 2019 in Children, Teens, Adults

Most people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. But it's good to know that there are health benefits to having straight teeth, too! Here, our orthodontist explains what they are.

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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Posted Oct 5th, 2018 in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

Orthodontic patients often choose to have their teeth whitened after their treatment. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain why.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted Sep 8th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Our Langley orthodontists advise against oral piercings whether or not you have braces, because there are so many health risks associated with them. But if you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

Posted Jul 21st, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Braces Basics

Taking care of and storing your retainer properly when you aren't wearing it is essential. Here’s how to keep your retainer clean and damage free.

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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

Posted Jul 7th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Invisalign orthodontic aligners can be removed, allowing patients to brush and floss and clean their aligners separately. Here's how to keep your Invisalign aligners sparkling.


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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted May 12th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Lingual braces are hidden from sight because they are placed behind the teeth.“Translucent” braces, made from a tooth-coloured ceramic, blends in with the colour of your teeth. We hope the information provided here will help you decide which of these options would be best for you!

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

What with school and jobs, most orthodontic patients lead busy lives that keep them away from home throughout the day. The following are some essential or just plain practical supplies you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're “on-the-go”.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted Apr 7th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Braces need a lot of careful cleaning, since they create more crevices for plaque to build up in. An electric toothbrush can really help to make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

Posted Mar 24th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

In-Ovation self-ligating braces are great treatment choice for adults and teens who are seeking a more streamlined look, and gentler approach, to orthodontics. Be sure to consider the following factors before choosing this option!

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