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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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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

Posted Feb 10th, 2018

For a gentler, lower profile orthodontic treatment option, In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great option. Here are some factors to consider before choosing In-Ovation.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted Jan 10th, 2018

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

Posted Dec 15th, 2017

When you're not wearing your retainer, it's very important to take care of it and store it properly. Here’s how to keep it clean and damage free.

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What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

Posted Nov 15th, 2017

About every 4 - 6 weeks during your orthodontic treatment, you'll attend an appointment at our office to have your braces adjusted. This is a necessary component of your treatment and should not be put off.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted Oct 15th, 2017

Tongue thrusting (otherwise known as immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors when a person swallows, speaks, and sometimes  even when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.

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Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Posted Sep 15th, 2017

Until recent years, the majority of people who had braces were children and teens. Today, more and more adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment, and they have their own set of unique challenges to go with it.

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