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Living with Braces

Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and useful information about life during orthodontic treatment.


What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

Posted May 10th, 2018 in Living With Braces

During your orthodontic treatment, the sires on your braces may occasionally become loose. If this happens, make an appointment...

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted Feb 10th, 2018 in Living With Braces

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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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted Dec 10th, 2017 in Living With Braces

Orthodontic patients all have one thing in common: they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too!

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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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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted Aug 11th, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics

Orthodontic treatment requires a big time commitment, especially considering the fact that, not only do you have to spend months or years wearing braces, you'll also have to wear a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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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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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

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.

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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

Posted Jun 9th, 2017 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

Your braces will cause some soreness an irritation to the inside of your mouth when you first get them, until your mouth gets used to them. These ideas and products will help you cope in the meantime!

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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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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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Treat Yourself to a Beautiful New Smile This Christmas

Treat Yourself to a Beautiful New Smile This Christmas

Posted Dec 9th, 2016 in Adults, Living With Braces, Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

This Christmas, treat yourself to a beautiful new smile with braces or Invisalign for adults!

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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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Dental Hygiene as an Ideal New Year's Resolution

Dental Hygiene as an Ideal New Year's Resolution

Posted Oct 9th, 2016 in Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

Improving your dental hygiene, including your brushing and flossing routine and more consistent visits to the dentist for cleanings, is a great, easy-to-keep new year's resolution that will pay off in spades!

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The Importance of How Orthodontics Look

The Importance of How Orthodontics Look

Posted Sep 29th, 2016 in Teens, Adults, Living With Braces, Ortho Guide

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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How Long Do Braces Take To Work?

How Long Do Braces Take To Work?

Posted Sep 9th, 2016 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Ortho Guide

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.

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What Happens at My First Visit to the Orthodontist?

What Happens at My First Visit to the Orthodontist?

Posted Aug 23rd, 2016 in Living With Braces, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

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.

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