The Coquitlam Family Orthodontics Blog

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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Is Acceledent safe?

Is Acceledent safe?

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can accelerate your orthodontic treatment process by as much as 50%. So, is AcceleDent really safe?

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

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The large majority of people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. However, there's also health benefits to having straight teeth, too! Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what they are.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted in Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although there are many different types of braces available, traditional metal braces are still the what most people think of when they picture braces. Today, our Surrey orthodontists talk a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Posted in Living With Braces

If you have crooked or uneven teeth, they may make you feel embarrassed or insecure. But for many people, the solution – braces – can cause confidence issues, too. Here are a few tips for feeling confident when wearing braces.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to pay regular visits to your orthodontist so that he can monitor your progress and make sure everything is going as planned.

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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

You may experience some discomfort when you are first getting used to your new braces. These ideas and products will help you cope in the meantime!

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Healthy primary (baby) teeth help kids chew their food and aid in digestion, and are one of the most important parts of their oral development as they grow up.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted in Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

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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