The Coquitlam Family Orthodontics Blog

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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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

'Translucent' ceramic braces are a fantastic choice for a low profile aesthetic, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are a few important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.

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‘The Braces Cookbook’ by Pamela Waterman

‘The Braces Cookbook’ by Pamela Waterman

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

It’s easy to get into a rut, eating the same few braces-friendly meals, week in and week out. 'The Braces Cookbook' by Pamela Waterman offers 50 wonderful comfort food recipes that are perfect for braces-wearers and their families!

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How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontics patients are often somewhat dismayed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they need to be worn.

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How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our patients aren't always aware of how much their approach and choices during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the final outcome, and on on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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