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What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Want straighter teeth without the hassle? Invisalign treatments help BC residents straighten their teeth without wires and brackets, using clear, customized, removable aligners.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Posted Oct 10th, 2019 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Every smile is unique, and every patient's needs are different, but the process of getting braces is much the same for everyone. Here's a brief guide to what you can expect when getting braces.  

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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Teens, Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Invisalign® has a unique line of clear aligners tailored to the needs of busy teenager. Here, Dr. Kanani explains how Invisalign for teens is different from the standard line for adults. 

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Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

Posted Aug 2nd, 2019 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Having crooked or uneven teeth may cause you to feel embarrassed or insecure, but for some people,  wearing braces can also cause confidence issues. Here are a few tips to help you feel confident when wearing braces.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted Jul 5th, 2019 in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Traditional metal braces are still what most people think of when they picture braces, in spite of the variety of orthodontic treatment options available these days. Here's a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

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

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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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

There will be certain foods that you just can’t eat during your orthodontic treatment. These dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, so here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options.

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Is using Acceledent safe?

Is using Acceledent safe?

Posted Apr 5th, 2019 in Adults, Living With Braces, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Although it may sound too good to be true, AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can speed up your orthodontic treatment process by up to 50%! But is it safe?

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

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

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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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted Jan 31st, 2019 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

You will visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments throughout your orthodontic treatment, but don’t forget to keep visiting your dentist, too!

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