The Coquitlam Family Orthodontics Blog

What colour of elastics should I choose for my braces?

What colour of elastics should I choose for my braces?

Switching elastic colours every time you visit us for an adjustment can be a fun way to learn to love your braces. Different colours can transform your smile, but how do you know which colour to choose? Here are a few tips from our Coquitlam orthodontists to help you decide which colour of braces elastics to pick next.

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Should I wear a sports mouthguard with my braces?

Should I wear a sports mouthguard with my braces?

Throughout your orthodontic treatment with braces (or aligners) it's extra important to protect your teeth against the damage that could be caused by a blow to the face while playing sports. Today our Coquitlam orthodontists explain why a sports mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment whenever you play sports.

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Coquitlam Braces Book Club - 'Smile' by Raina Telgemeier

Coquitlam Braces Book Club - 'Smile' by Raina Telgemeier

Today our Coquitlam orthodontist shares ‘Smile’ a graphic novel for kids aged 8-12. This delightful book by Raina Telgemeier depicts the emotional ups and downs of dealing with braces, and so much more.

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How do braces straighten your teeth?

How do braces straighten your teeth?

If you're about to get braces to straighten your smile, you may be curious about how they work. Here our Coquitlam orthodontists share a little about how braces help to straighten your teeth.

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What is tongue thrust and why is it a problem?

What is tongue thrust and why is it a problem?

Tongue thrust (also called reverse swallowing or immature swallow) can cause serious orthodontic problems if left unaddressed, but what exactly is it? Today our Coquitlam orthodontist explains a little about tongue thrusting and why treatment is important.

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Getting Braces - A Step by Step Guide

Getting Braces - A Step by Step Guide

While each of our patients is unique, the process of getting braces is much the same for everyone. Here our Coquitlam orthodontists guide you step-by-step through the process of getting braces put on.

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Smile & Say Cheese! Looking Great In Pictures with Braces

Smile & Say Cheese! Looking Great In Pictures with Braces

Are you too self-conscious about how your smile looks with braces, to smile openly in pictures? Today our Coquitlam orthodontists share some tips on how you can feel more confident smiling in pictures, while you have braces.

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Mapping Your Invisalign Journey - from Start to Straight Smile Finish

Mapping Your Invisalign Journey - from Start to Straight Smile Finish

Today our Coquitlam orthodontists share a little about what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment journey, from start to straight-smile finish.

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Accelerate Your Orthodontic Treatment with OrthoPulse®

Accelerate Your Orthodontic Treatment with OrthoPulse®

Looking for a way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment? Our Coquitlam orthodontist explains how OrthoPulse® can safely supplement your orthodontic treatment, to help you achieve a straighter smile faster. 

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Orthodontic Wax - What It Is & How To Use It

Orthodontic Wax - What It Is & How To Use It

If the inside of your mouth is feeling a little tender since you got your new braces, Orthodontic wax may help to relieve pain and prevent further irritation. Our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.

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