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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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