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A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Posted 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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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted 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 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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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted 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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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Posted in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

When you have braces cleaning your teeth properly becomes even more important! Fortunately, brushing your teeth with braces is quite easy…it just requires a little patience!

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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Posted in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, 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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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Posted in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Braces technology has made a lot of progress in recent years, and there are now many types to choose from. Lingual braces, which sit on the backs of the teeth, are proving popular for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces.

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What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

Posted in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

During your orthodontic treatment, the sires on your braces may occasionally become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Posted in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

Flossing can be more than a little tricky to master when you first get your braces! The following instructions and tips will help you effectively floss with braces, and keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Posted in Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

If you need to get your teeth straightened, you know to go see an orthodontist. However, you may not know exactly what an orthodontist's skill set entails. We would like to help educate you on what an orthodontist actually does.

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