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7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Many teenagers and adults with braces worry about what it will be like to date during treatment. Here are some tips and ideas for not letting your braces put a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

You probably know that to have your teeth straightened, you go to an orthodontist. But you may not know exactly what it entails to be an orthodontist. Today, we’d like to enlighten you!

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Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Once in a while, our patients find themselves in an emergency situation related to their braces or orthodontic treatment. Find out how to recognize an emergency, and what to do about it!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

For those considering orthodontic treatment, one of the aspects of treatment they have the most questions about is how it will impact their daily lives.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

During your orthodontic treatment process, you may find that the inside of your mouth may feel sore from time to time. A saline rinse is a quick and easy way to manage your discomfort and promote healing.

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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Linugal braces are, for many, the best of two worlds. Lingual braces force consistent wear (unlike removable aligners), but are nonetheless almost invisible when worn. However, like any orthodontic treatment option, they have their pros and cons.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

The orthodontists at Coquitam Family Orthodontics advise against oral piercings in general, whether you have braces or not. If you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Orthodontic wax will make your braces treatment go more smoothly – literally! Read on for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Committing to orthodontic treatment is a big decision, especially when you consider the fact that it also means committing to wearing a retainer to hold or “retain” the results.

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