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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 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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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Most orthodontic patients lead busy lives at school, work, and social obligations and it keeps them away from home throughout the day. This is a list of supplies which you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're-on-the-go.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

If there's one thing all orthodontic patients have in comon, it's that they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too.

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I have a loose wire on my Braces. What should I do?

I have a loose wire on my Braces. What should I do?

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

It's not uncommon for wires on braces to become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Many teenagers and adults with braces worry about what it will be like to date during treatment. Here are some tips and ideas for not letting your braces put a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

For those considering orthodontic treatment, one of the aspects of treatment they have the most questions about is how it will impact their daily lives.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

The orthodontists at Coquitam Family Orthodontics advise against oral piercings in general, whether you have braces or not. If you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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