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Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both effective orthodontic treatment options for straightening your smile. Today, our Coquitlam orthodontists tell you more about each of these options.

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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?

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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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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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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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 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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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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