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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

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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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

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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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

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

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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How Long Do Braces Take To Work?

How Long Do Braces Take To Work?

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?

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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The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

The Ortho Process – What Happens When?

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

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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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

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

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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