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Living with Braces

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


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 Surrey and Langley 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 Surrey and Langley 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 Langley 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 Surrey and Langley 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 Surrey and Langley 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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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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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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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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Is using Acceledent safe?

Is using Acceledent safe?

Although it may sound too good to be true, AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can speed up your orthodontic treatment process by up to 50%! But is it safe?

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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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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

When undergoing Invisalign treatment, there are some essentials that you're going to need to carry with you in order to keep your aligners clean and fresh wherever you are.

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Depending on your preferences and your personality, you may want to highlight your braces, or you might prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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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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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Adults and teens with braces often worry about whether it will be awkward to date during treatment. These tips and ideas will help you prevent your braces from putting a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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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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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life. Here, we address those our patients ask us about most often.

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