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Living with Braces

Dr. Kanani provides tips, advice and useful information about life during orthodontic treatment.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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