Invisalign First, a new range of Invisalign aligners for children, is an option for young patients in Vancouver communities.
Orthodontic Treatment for Children
If your child needs early orthodontic treatment, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Here, Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and important information for children who need braces, and their parents.
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.
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.
Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics are designed to help minimize the number of extractions required when treating orthodontic issues in children.
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”.
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.
At your first visit to our Vancouver orthodontic office, 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.
Braces and orthodontics are mainly associated with teens or adults looking to correct teeth and jaw misalignment for personal and professional reasons. But, for many individuals the best time to seek orthodontic treatment isn't in adolescence or adulthood, but in childhood.
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.
If your child has a narrow palate and is experiencing orthodontic issues such as crowding, impacted teeth or a cross bite your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment with a palatal expander. In today's blog our Vancouver orthodontist explains what a palatal expander is and how it works.