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.
Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and basic information about all things braces.
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.
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!
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.
Thinking about getting braces to straighten your teeth, but hesitating because you're not sure how long it will take? Or maybe you already wear braces, and you're wondering when you can finally get them off. This is the most common question orthodontists are asked, so you're definitely not alone.
During your first consultation at our Langley or Surrey office, you'll meet with Dr. Kanani and his team to discuss your needs, and your orthodontic treatment options.
Depending on the type of treatment Dr. Kanani recommends — traditional wire braces, Invisalign® or another treatment option — the details of your individual orthodontic process vary. Nonetheless, the following can be used as a guideline for what to expect.
The first time you visit one of Dr. Kanani's Surrey or Langley orthodontics practices, you'll have to fill out a complete medical and dental history form to guide us in your diagnosis and treatment. Here, you can read about what we need to know, and why we need to know it!
Although malocclusion is not necessarily predictable or avoidable, a combination of regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and treatment can help your child avoid needing treatment in the future.