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Braces Basics

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


What To Do In An Orthodontic Emergency

What To Do In An Orthodontic Emergency

Orthodontic emergencies can happen at any time, so it's important to know what to do when they occur. Today, we explain what you should do if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

While it's important to attend appointments with your orthodontist during your braces treatment, it is also essential to visit your dentist. In this post, we explain why you should see your dentist throughout your orthodontic treatment.

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Do clear braces like Invisalign® work as well as metal braces?

Do clear braces like Invisalign® work as well as metal braces?

Metal braces and Invisalign® clear aligners or both effective orthodontic treatment options. In this post, our orthodontic team explains how each of these treatments works, and the differences between them, to help you choose the best possible option for you.

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When Can My Child Start Orthodontic Treatment?

When Can My Child Start Orthodontic Treatment?

Today, our orthodontists talk to you about the age your child may be able to start their orthodontic treatment. 

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Portable Snack Options for People with Braces

Portable Snack Options for People with Braces

If you are being treated for an orthodontic condition, you will most likely be given a list of foods you need to avoid during your treatment. This can make it tricky to find foods you can easily grab on the go. Here, our orthodontic team shares a list of portable foods you could easily take to school or work.

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Lots of people know they have to go to an orthodontist if they want their teeth straightened. But, being an orthodontist is a lot more than just straightening teeth. Today, we discuss what it means to be an orthodontic specialist and how orthodontists are different from dentists.

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Mouth Guards For Braces

Mouth Guards For Braces

It's very important for anyone who plays sports to wear a mouthguard, especially if they are going through orthodontic treatment with braces.

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What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

The small rubber bands attached to your braces are called orthodontic elastics and they come in a wide variety of stylish colours. Today, we share some interesting facts you should know about orthodontic elastics and how they can help your treatment have a successful outcome.

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How To Take A Good Picture With Braces

How To Take A Good Picture With Braces

Are you a little self-conscious about having your picture taken while wearing braces? Don't worry, it's completely normal. Today, our orthodontists are sharing tips on ways you can take a great picture with braces.

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What to Expect: Braces Adjustments

What to Expect: Braces Adjustments

When you have braces it's critical to have them adjusted on a routine basis, so you can get the best possible results from your treatment. In this blog, our orthodontists discuss what you can expect, when you come in to have your braces adjusted.

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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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