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Braces Basics

Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and basic information about all things braces.


Having trouble deciding which braces elastic colours to choose?

Having trouble deciding which braces elastic colours to choose?

We know that it can seem like braces are a hassle, but since you’re in it for the long haul, you might as well add your own unique style to them. Here's a few ways to decide which colours to choose at your next braces appointment

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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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Make Travelling with Braces Easy

Make Travelling with Braces Easy

By simply planning ahead for unexpected trips, you can make life with braces a little easier. Our Vancouver orthodontist shares some tips on how to be prepared for any trip, while you have braces.

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Living with Braces - The Basics

Living with Braces - The Basics

Dr. Kanani and his team understands that it can take a little time to get used to wearing braces. To help make your adjustment to braces a little easier here are a few tips for living with braces.

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Foods You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

Foods You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

Braces have become much more comfortable and studier over recent years, nonetheless there are still foods you shouldn't eat while you have braces. Today, our Vancouver orthodontists share which foods you can and cannot eat while wearing braces.

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What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

Visiting your Vancouver orthodontist periodically for adjustments is an important part of your orthodontic treatment if you have braces. Here's what you can expect when you visit us for your braces adjustment appointments. 

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What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

Is the inside of your mouth feeling a little tender since you got your new braces? Orthodontic wax may help to prevent irritation caused by poking wires and brackets. Here, our Vancouver orthodontist explains what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Every smile is unique, and every patient's needs are different, but the process of getting braces is much the same for everyone. Here's a brief guide to what you can expect when getting 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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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

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?

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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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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What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

During your orthodontic treatment, the sires on your braces may occasionally become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

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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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

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

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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