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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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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Posted Apr 10th, 2018 in Braces Basics

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 Jan 10th, 2018 in Braces Basics

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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7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

Posted Sep 18th, 2017 in Braces Basics, Invisalign

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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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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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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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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