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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Committing to orthodontic treatment is a big decision, especially when you consider the fact that it also means committing to wearing a retainer to hold or “retain” the results.

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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign orthodontic aligners is that they can be removed, allowing you to brush and floss like normal. But! Your aligners still need to be cleaned, too. Here’s how.

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How Exactly Do Braces Work?

How Exactly Do Braces Work?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Lots of people wear braces, but many of them aren't really aware of the details of how they work. The following lays out the basics of how the different parts of your braces work together to straighten your teeth.

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What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontist can identify and treat developing orthodontic issues in children, preventing them from becoming more serious problems later on. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interventive) treatment.

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Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Taking a good picture can be tricky at the best of times, and doing it with braces can be even more so. The following tips and ideas will help you take a better picture while wearing braces.

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What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

During your first visit our office, you will fill out a complete medical and dental history form. Here, you can read about what we need to know, and why we need to know it!

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Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

During your orthodontic treatment, there will be times when you feel discomfort or mild pain. Discomfort is a normal part of the process, but it doesn’t usually last very long. Here are some ways to cope!

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Talking with Braces

Talking with Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Many of our patients at Coquitlam Family Orthodontics face difficulties with talking when they first get their braces. Here are some tips to help you get used to talking while wearing braces!

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Books About Braces - 'Surviving Braces' by Jennifer Webb

Books About Braces - 'Surviving Braces' by Jennifer Webb

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Jennifer Webb's 'Surviving Braces' is a great guide and resource for those undergoing orthodontic treatment. It offers all sorts of of tips, ideas, advice, and recipes that will help make your braces journey go smoothly.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

If you want a lower profile look to your orthodontic treatment but don’t feel comfortable trusting yourself with removable aligners (Invisalign), lingual ‘behind-the-teeth’ braces may be right for you.

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