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What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

Orthodontic elastics are tiny rubber bands that come in a variety of colours. Here's how they help to straighten your smile.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted Jan 31st, 2019

Traditional metal braces are still what most people think of when they picture orthodontic braces. Our BC orthodontists talk a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Posted Jan 11th, 2019

If you have crooked or uneven teeth, you might feel embarrassed or insecure. For many people however, the solution – braces – can cause confidence issues, too. Here are a few tips to help you to feel confident while wearing braces.

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

Most people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. However, there's also a number of health benefits to having straight teeth! Here, our BC orthodontists explain what they are.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

During your orthodontic treatment, you'll need to visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments. But don’t forget to keep visiting your family dentist, too!

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

Cleaning your teeth thoroughly becomes more important than ever when you have braces. But while you’ll have to take extra care, 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

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

When undergoing Invisalign treatment, there are some essentials that you’ll need to have with you to keep your aligners cleaning and fresh on the go.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted May 10th, 2018

Lingual braces are placed on the backs of the teeth, hiding them from sight. “Translucent” braces, with their brackets made of a tooth-coloured ceramic, blend in with the colour of your teeth. If you're wondering which option to choose, read on!

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted Apr 10th, 2018

Most orthodontic patients lead busy lives at school, work, and social obligations and it keeps them away from home throughout the day. This is a list of supplies which you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're-on-the-go.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted Mar 10th, 2018

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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