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The Full Ortho Guide

What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

Posted Jun 15th, 2016

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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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Posted Sep 17th, 2019

Invisalign® has a unique line of clear aligners tailored to the needs of busy teenager. Here, Dr. Kanani explains how Invisalign for teens is different from the standard line for adults. 

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Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

Posted Aug 2nd, 2019

Having crooked or uneven teeth may cause you to feel embarrassed or insecure, but for some people,  wearing braces can also cause confidence issues. Here are a few tips to help you feel confident when wearing braces.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted Jul 5th, 2019

Traditional metal braces are still what most people think of when they picture braces, in spite of the variety of orthodontic treatment options available these days. Here's a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

Some Facts About Orthodontic Elastics

Posted Jun 4th, 2019

Your orthodontic elastics are very small rubber bands that come in a selection of fun and neutral colours. Here's how your orthodontic elastics work as part of your braces treatment.

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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Posted May 3rd, 2019

There will be certain foods that you just can’t eat during your orthodontic treatment. These dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, so here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options.

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Is using Acceledent safe?

Is using Acceledent safe?

Posted Apr 5th, 2019

Although it may sound too good to be true, AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can speed up your orthodontic treatment process by up to 50%! But is it safe?

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

Most people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. But it's good to know that there are health benefits to having straight teeth, too! Here, our orthodontist explains what they are.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted Jan 31st, 2019

You will visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments throughout your orthodontic treatment, but don’t forget to keep visiting your dentist, too!

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Posted Jan 11th, 2019

When you have braces cleaning your teeth properly becomes even more important! Fortunately, brushing your teeth with braces is quite easy…it just requires a little patience!

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

When undergoing Invisalign treatment, there are some essentials that you're going to need to carry with you in order to keep your aligners clean and fresh wherever you are.

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

Depending on your preferences and your personality, you may want to highlight your braces, or you might prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

Orthodontic patients often choose to have their teeth whitened after their treatment. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain why.

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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

Braces technology has made a lot of progress in recent years, and there are now many types to choose from. Lingual braces, which sit on the backs of the teeth, are proving popular for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces.

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What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

Posted May 10th, 2018

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

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Posted Apr 10th, 2018

Flossing can be more than a little tricky to master when you first get your braces! The following instructions and tips will help you effectively floss with braces, and keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

Posted Mar 10th, 2018

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted Feb 10th, 2018

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 is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Posted Jan 10th, 2018

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.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted Dec 10th, 2017

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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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life. Here, we address those our patients ask us about most often.

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Sore Mouth? Try a Saline Rinse

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

As you progress with your orthodontic treatment, you may feel some soreness in your mouth. A saline rinse can manage discomfort and also promote healing.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

Posted Sep 18th, 2017

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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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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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted Aug 11th, 2017

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

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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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017

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

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

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

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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Treat Yourself to a Beautiful New Smile This Christmas

Treat Yourself to a Beautiful New Smile This Christmas

Posted Dec 9th, 2016

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

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

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