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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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 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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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Posted Oct 5th, 2018 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 Sep 7th, 2018 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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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted Feb 10th, 2018 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Adults and teens with braces often worry about whether it will be awkward to date during treatment. These tips and ideas will help you prevent your braces from putting a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted Nov 10th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life. Here, we address those our patients ask us about most often.

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