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Teens & Orthodontics

Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and important information for his teenage patients in Vancouver who need their teeth straightened.


How to Eat with Invisalign<sup>®</sup>

How to Eat with Invisalign®

One of the most popular features of clear aligners is that they can be taken out to eat, which means there aren't any dietary restrictions with this treatment. Here, we share some of the factors you need to know about eating with Invisalign clear aligners.

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Invisalign Teen - An Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

Invisalign Teen - An Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

In this blog, we talk about Invisalign clear aligners for teens and how this orthodontic treatment method can help your busy teenager get a straighter smile discreetly.

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Do I Need To Wear My Invisalign<sup>®</sup> Aligners All The Time?

Do I Need To Wear My Invisalign® Aligners All The Time?

Since your Invisalign clear aligner can be removed, you don't have to wear them all of the time. This is why our orthodontic team is explaining the length of time you have to wear your aligners every day and why it's critical to the success of your treatment.

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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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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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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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A Great Read For Young People with Braces

A Great Read For Young People with Braces

Looking for a great graphic novel for a young person struggling with life with braces? Today our Vancouver orthodontists share ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier. This fun book depicts the emotional ups and downs of dealing with braces, and much much more.

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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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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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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign® has a unique line of clear aligners tailored to the needs of busy teenagers. Here, Dr. Kanani explains how Invisalign for teens is different from the standard line for adults. 

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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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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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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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Free Download: Give Yourself Something To Smile About with Invisalign!

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