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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

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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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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

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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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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

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One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign orthodontic aligners is that they can be removed, allowing you to brush and floss like normal. But! Your aligners still need to be cleaned, too. Here’s how.

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How Exactly Do Braces Work?

How Exactly Do Braces Work?

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Lots of people wear braces, but many of them aren't really aware of the details of how they work. The following lays out the basics of how the different parts of your braces work together to straighten your teeth.

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What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

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During your first visit our office, you will fill out a complete medical and dental history form. Here, you can read about what we need to know, and why we need to know it!

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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

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If you want a lower profile look to your orthodontic treatment but don’t feel comfortable trusting yourself with removable aligners (Invisalign), lingual ‘behind-the-teeth’ braces may be right for you.

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What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

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At last! Your braces treatment is finished and the time has come to have them removed! But just when you thought your orthodontic treatment was over, your orthodontist tells you that you need to wear a retainer...

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What Causes Malocclusion?

What Causes Malocclusion?

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Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth, and it can result in many serious oral health issues. It is generally caused by a combination of inherited and behavioural factors.

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Types of Mouth Guards

Types of Mouth Guards

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The team at Coquitlam Famil Orthodontics recommends that our patients wear custom-made sports mouth guards if they play sports during their braces treatment.

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Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

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Healthy baby teeth are essential to the proper development of children's mouths. Take care of your child's baby teeth now to help prevent the need for braces later on.

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