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Adults & Orthodontics

It's never too late to want a straighter smile! Many of Dr. Kanani's patients are adults who are finally ready for the boost in confidence that comes with straighter teeth.


Can bite issue be treated with Invisalign clear aligners?

Can bite issue be treated with Invisalign clear aligners?

People often wonder if their bite issues can be corrected with Invisalign® clear aligners. For many patients, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment can resolve a number of basic and complex orthodontic issues. Our Greater Vancouver dentists explain some of the issues and how Invisalign can resolve them.

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The Importance of Wearing a Sports Mouthguard if You Have Braces

The Importance of Wearing a Sports Mouthguard if You Have Braces

Sports mouthguards are an essential piece of equipment if you play contact sports, especially if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Today our Vancouver orthodontist explains why wearing a sports mouthguard is so important for your orthodontic treatment.

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Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

Dr. Aly Kanani offers Invisalign as a way to straighten teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. If you're considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may be wondering if Invisalign treatment will hurt. Here is what other Invisalign patients tell our orthodontists...

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Why A Retainer is an Important Part of Your Orthodontic Treatment

Why A Retainer is an Important Part of Your Orthodontic Treatment

Today's the day when you get your braces off and your straighter new smile will be revealed, congratulations! But wait, that's not where your orthodontic treatment ends. Now you will need to wear a retainer for a few months. Here's why wearing a retainer is an important part of your orthodontic treatment.

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How to Recognize an Orthodontic Emergency

How to Recognize an Orthodontic Emergency

Orthodontic emergencies can strike at any time. That said, it can be challenging to differentiate between an issue that can wait a day or two to be resolved, and a real orthodontic emergency. Today our Vancouver orthodontists share a few tips on how to tell if you're having an orthodontic emergency.

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What can I use to accelerate my orthodontic treatment?

What can I use to accelerate my orthodontic treatment?

Looking for a way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment? Today our Vancouver orthodontist tells you more about how OrthoPulse® can safely supplement your orthodontic treatment. 

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Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Everyone wants to look great in pictures. If you're wondering how to look your very best in pictures throughout your orthodontic treatment, here are a few tips to help you out.

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Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

Tips to Help You Feel More Confident While Wearing Braces

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

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

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

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?

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

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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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

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?

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

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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Dating with Braces

Dating 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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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

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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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Dr. Kanani typically advises 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

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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