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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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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted Aug 11th, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics

Orthodontic treatment requires a big time commitment, especially considering the fact that, not only do you have to spend months or years wearing braces, you'll also have to wear a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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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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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to pay regular visits to your orthodontist so that he can monitor your progress and make sure everything is going as planned.

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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

Posted Jun 9th, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

Your braces will cause some soreness an irritation to the inside of your mouth when you first get them, until your mouth gets used to them. These ideas and products will help you cope in the meantime!

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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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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted Mar 10th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

If you’ve just started with your braces treatment, or if you’ve recently had you braces tightened, you may find that your teeth and mouth are quite sore. This soreness typically lasts for about a week, and during this time, it can be hard to eat! Here are some tips to make it easier.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

If there’s one thing every orthodontics patient learns during treatment, it’s to adjust! And that doesn’t stop once your braces come off, either.

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Braces-Friendly Christmas Treats

Braces-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 19th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Wearing braces shouldn't mean you have to miss out on holiday treats! With a little extra care, you can enjoy delicious Christmas goodies with your family and friends during your orthodontic treatment.

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