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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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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted in Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although there are many different types of braces available, traditional metal braces are still the what most people think of when they picture braces. Today, our Surrey orthodontists talk a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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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 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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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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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Healthy primary (baby) teeth help kids chew their food and aid in digestion, and are one of the most important parts of their oral development as they grow up.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted in Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces are placed on the backs of the teeth, hiding them from sight. “Translucent” braces, with their brackets made of a tooth-coloured ceramic, blend in with the colour of your teeth. If you're wondering which option to choose, read on!

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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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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

For a gentler, lower profile orthodontic treatment option, In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great option. Here are some factors to consider before choosing In-Ovation.

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