The Coquitlam Family Orthodontics Blog

Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® clear aligners offer a variety convenient features. That's why our Coquitlam orthodontists think you may want to consider trying Invisalign before you try another orthodontic treatment. 

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Travelling with Braces

Travelling with Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

For people with braces, travel can be somewhat complicated, especially if they aren’t prepared. To be sure that you stay on track with your braces treatment during your next vacation, our Coquitlam orthodontists share some tips for traveling with braces.

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Is teeth whitening a good idea after braces?

Is teeth whitening a good idea after braces?

Posted in articles

You might consider having your teeth whitened after your orthodontic treatment is complete and your braces come off. Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain more.

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Posted in Living With Braces

Everyone is different! When it comes to makeup, you might want to highlight your braces, or perhaps you'd prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

There are some essential items that you'll need to take along with you with you during your Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Here's a short list of what to take when you're on the go.

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It's Important to Visit the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

It's Important to Visit the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted in Living With Braces

Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you'll visit your orthodontist regularly for checkups and adjustments. But it's important to remember to keep visiting your dentist, too!

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Posted in Braces Basics

When you have braces, cleaning your teeth properly becomes even more important than before you had braces. Fortunately, brushing your teeth with braces is easy…it just requires a little patience!

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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Over recent years braces technology has made a lot of progress, now there are a variety of types to choose from. Lingual braces sit on the backs of the teeth which makes them good option for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces.

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Orthodontic Elastics - What You Should Know

Orthodontic Elastics - What You Should Know

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Here's what you need to know about your orthodontic elastics in order to get the most out of your braces treatment.

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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

While undergoing orthodontic treatment, there will be certain foods that you just can’t eat. Dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, so here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options.

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