The Coquitlam Family Orthodontics Blog

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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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliance used to widen the upper jaw (the maxilla) in children, so that the upper teeth fit together with the bottom ones properly.

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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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