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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

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

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

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

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

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, 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, Treatment Options

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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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted Sep 8th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Our Langley orthodontists advise against oral piercings whether or not you have braces, because there are so many health risks associated with them. But if you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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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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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

Posted Jul 7th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Invisalign orthodontic aligners can be removed, allowing patients to brush and floss and clean their aligners separately. Here's how to keep your Invisalign aligners sparkling.


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