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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

This sweet and funny coming of age story is relatable for middle school-age kids, but it will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered through those middle school years – especially with those who, like Raina, had some dental drama thrown into the mix!

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What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

At last! Your braces treatment is finished and the time has come to have them removed! But just when you thought your orthodontic treatment was over, your orthodontist tells you that you need to wear a retainer...

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

Malocclusion is not necessarily predictable, and it's not necessarily avoidable, either. However, with regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and (in some cases) treatment, your child may be able to avoid it in the future.

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What Causes Malocclusion?

What Causes Malocclusion?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth, and it can result in many serious oral health issues. It is generally caused by a combination of inherited and behavioural factors.

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Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although Invisalign clear aligners are a very convenient and nearly undetectable orthodontic treatment option, they aren’t right for everyone, and children are typically better off with more traditional orthodontic treatment options.

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4 Myths About Braces

4 Myths About Braces

Posted in Living With Braces

Inaccurate information about braces and the orthodontic process are quite common online, and can result in certain people avoiding treatment altogether, or relapsing after treatment they’ve already had. Here, we’d like to clear up 5 common myths about braces.

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Types of Mouth Guards

Types of Mouth Guards

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

The team at Coquitlam Famil Orthodontics recommends that our patients wear custom-made sports mouth guards if they play sports during their braces treatment.

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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

As part of your treatment plan, your orthodontist may recommend surgical orthodontics if you are an adult whose bite problem cannot be completely fixed through less invasive means.

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How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

If your teeth are misaligned, you may sometimes feel a lack of confidence in your smile. Orthodontics can help!

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Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Healthy baby teeth are essential to the proper development of children's mouths. Take care of your child's baby teeth now to help prevent the need for braces later on.

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