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The Full Ortho Guide

What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Want straighter teeth without the hassle? Invisalign treatments help BC residents straighten their teeth without wires and brackets, using clear, customized, removable aligners.

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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 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...

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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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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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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted May 12th, 2017 in Teens, Adults, Braces Basics, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

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 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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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros and Cons

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

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 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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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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Invisalign - Trained Provider

Invisalign - Trained Provider

Posted Nov 9th, 2016 in Treatment Options, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

It's important that Invisalign be fitted for you by a trained and experienced Invisalign provider.

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The Value of Treating Missing Tooth Gaps

The Value of Treating Missing Tooth Gaps

Posted Oct 19th, 2016 in Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

Achieving a Hollywood smile not only requires taking care of your teeth, but managing gaps in between teeth from tooth loss during childhood.

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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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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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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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Understanding Invisalign, Each Step of the Way

Understanding Invisalign, Each Step of the Way

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Invisalign, Ortho Guide

The Invisalign® teeth straightening system is a step-by-step process using a custom-made series of aligners created specially you by your BC orthodontist, Dr. Aly Kanani.

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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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Invisalign® Clear Braces – The perfect solution for busy adults!

Invisalign® Clear Braces – The perfect solution for busy adults!

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Adults, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

Invisalign® clear aligners offer busy adults in the Vancouver, BC area a convenient and flexible option without the hassle and visual impact associated with other types of braces.

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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 in Teens, Invisalign, Ortho Guide

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 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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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Teens, Adults, Treatment Options, Ortho Guide

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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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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Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking Good Pictures with Braces

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

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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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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4 Myths About Braces

4 Myths About Braces

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

Misinformation about braces and orthodontic process abounds online, and this can sometimes make people avoid treatment altogether, or relapse treatment they’ve already had. Here, we’d like to clear up 5 common myths about braces.

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What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

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

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!

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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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Does Orthodontc Treatment Hurt?

Does Orthodontc Treatment Hurt?

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

Each patient is different, and each has different levels of sensitivity to pain. Though orthodontic treatment can sometimes be uncomfortable, it’s all part of the process, and the uncomfortable parts don’t usually last for long.

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What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

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

Finally, the big day has finally arrived: your braces are coming off! Your orthodontic treatment is finally over! But not so fast... you need to wear a retainer.

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Talking with Braces

Talking with Braces

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

One of the difficulties many of our patients at Guildford Orthodontics face when they first get their braces is trouble talking. Here are some tips to help you get used to talking while wearing braces!

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