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Living with Braces - The Basics

Living with Braces - The Basics

Dr. Kanani and his team understands that it can take a little time to get used to wearing braces. To help make your adjustment to braces a little easier here are a few tips for living with braces.

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Foods You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

Foods You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

Braces have become much more comfortable and studier over recent years, nonetheless there are still foods you shouldn't eat while you have braces. Today, our Surrey and Langley orthodontists share which foods you can and cannot eat while wearing braces.

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What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

Visiting your Langley orthodontist periodically for adjustments is an important part of your orthodontic treatment if you have braces. Here's what you can expect when you visit us for your braces adjustment appointments. 

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What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

Is the inside of your mouth feeling a little tender since you got your new braces? Orthodontic wax may help to prevent irritation caused by poking wires and brackets. Here, our Surrey and Langley orthodontist explains what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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