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Orthodontic Treatment for Children

If your child needs early orthodontic treatment, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Here, Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and important information for children who need braces, and their parents.


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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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Posted May 26th, 2017 in Children, Ortho Guide

Healthy baby (primary) teeth allow children to chew and digest their food efficiently, and contribute significantly to their oral development as they grow up.

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

What with school and jobs, most orthodontic patients lead busy lives that keep them away from home throughout the day. The following are some essential or just plain practical supplies you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're “on-the-go”.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted Apr 7th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Braces need a lot of careful cleaning, since they create more crevices for plaque to build up in. An electric toothbrush can really help to make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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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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Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

Posted Feb 24th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

At your first visit to either our Surrey or Langley orthodontic offices, you will attend an orthodontic consultation with your orthodontist, during which we will examine your smile, determine the nature of your misalignment issues, and consider the treatment options that would suit you best.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

If there’s one thing every orthodontics patient learns during treatment, it’s to adjust! And that doesn’t stop once your braces come off, either.

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Braces-Friendly Christmas Treats

Braces-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 19th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Wearing braces shouldn't mean you have to miss out on holiday treats! With a little extra care, you can enjoy delicious Christmas goodies with your family and friends during your orthodontic treatment.

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Festive Colours for your Braces

Festive Colours for your Braces

Posted Nov 28th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Get into the holiday spirit this year by adding some festive colour to your braces at your next adjustment appointment!

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Taking Care of Your Braces During the Holidays

Taking Care of Your Braces During the Holidays

Posted Nov 21st, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Dealing with your orthodontic treatment can make day-to-day life somewhat complicated at times. This is no less true during the holidays, when your braces may require some extra attention.

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Braces and Orthodontics Studies About Pros, Cons of Childhood Orthodontic Treatment

Braces and Orthodontics Studies About Pros, Cons of Childhood Orthodontic Treatment

Posted Sep 19th, 2016 in Children, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Braces and orthodontics are mainly associated with teens or adults looking to correct teeth and jaw misalignment for personal and professional reasons. But, for many individuals the best time to seek orthodontic treatment isn't in adolescence or adulthood, but in childhood.

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The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

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.

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Snapshot of Orthodontic Treatment Options

Snapshot of Orthodontic Treatment Options

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Dr. Kanani offers multiple orthodontic options for Vancouver, BC area residents straightening teeth include include 'traditional' braces, clear braces (Invisalign®) or lingual braces.

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Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Invisalign clear aligners are very convenient and nearly undetectable when worn, but children are typically better off with more traditional orthodontic treatment options for a variety of reasons.

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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Palatal expanders are orthodontic appliances that are used widen the upper jaw (the maxilla) in children, so that the upper teeth fit together with the bottom ones properly.

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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Ortho Guide

‘Smile’ is a graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier, and it's all about the challenges of being a middle schooler going through orthodontic treatment.

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Types of Mouth Guards

Types of Mouth Guards

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Guildford Orthodontic Centre recommends that our patients wear custom-made sports mouth guards any time they play sports during their braces treatment.

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

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.

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What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Children, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

When children are still young and their teeth, jaws, and mouths are still growing and developing, there is an opportunity for an orthodontist to identify issues that may become more serious problems later on, and begin to treat them straight away. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interventive) treatment.

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Coloured Braces

Coloured Braces

Posted Jun 12th, 2016 in Children, Teens, Living With Braces, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Dr. Kanani will help you select from a range of colours to customize and personalize your braces, to help keep things interesting over the next couple of years!

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