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Teens & Orthodontics

Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and important information for his teenage patients who need their teeth straightened.


Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted Sep 8th, 2017

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

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

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

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted May 12th, 2017

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!

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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

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

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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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

Posted Mar 24th, 2017

In-Ovation self-ligating braces are great treatment choice for adults and teens who are seeking a more streamlined look, and gentler approach, to orthodontics. Be sure to consider the following factors before choosing this option!

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted Mar 10th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Importance of How Orthodontics Look

The Importance of How Orthodontics Look

Posted Sep 29th, 2016

One of the biggest concerns people have before going through with orthodontic treatment is how it will look during treatment. After all, orthodontics are mainly about having a more aesthetically pleasing smile. So, why shouldn't patients be concerned with their "look" during treatment?

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The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

Posted Jun 15th, 2016

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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Hey, Teens! No one will know you've got braces with Invisalign!

Hey, Teens! No one will know you've got braces with Invisalign!

Posted Jun 15th, 2016

Invisalign Teen aligners are virtually invisible, meaning you can straighten your teeth with barely anyone knowing.

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Snapshot of Orthodontic Treatment Options

Snapshot of Orthodontic Treatment Options

Posted Jun 15th, 2016

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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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Posted Jun 13th, 2016

Lingual braces are fitted behind the teeth rather than on the fronts, making them perfect for individuals who don’t trust themselves with removable aligners (Invisalign), but still want an invisible braces option.

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Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Posted Jun 13th, 2016

Taking good pictures can be a bit tricky, and getting a good shot with braces can be even more so. The following tips and ideas will help you to take a better picture while wearing braces.

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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Posted Jun 13th, 2016

‘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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Free Download: Give Yourself Something To Smile About with Invisalign®!

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