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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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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

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Life with Braces - What to Expect

Life with Braces - What to Expect

Our Coquitlam orthodontists understand that getting used to having braces takes time. Here are a few tips to help you through the adjustment period, and to make life with braces a little easier.

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Braces: Food You Can & Cannot Eat

Braces: Food You Can & Cannot Eat

In recent years braces have become more comfortable and studier, but there are still foods you shouldn't eat while you have braces. Here our Coquitlam orthodontist shares which foods you should avoid, and which foods to enjoy, while you have braces. 

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