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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although thumb sucking is a natural and healthy behaviour in babies, it can result in the development of a malocclusion once the permanent teeth begin to erupt.

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What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Everybody knows that an orthodontist straightens your teeth, but what does an orthodontic assistant do?

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontists sometimes apply TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) to help make the tooth movement process go more quickly and comfortably.

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Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Not long ago, the vast majority of people who had braces were children and teens. These days, more adults than ever are getting braces, and they have their own set of unique challenges to go with their orthodontic treatment.

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What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

Posted in articles, Braces Basics

Approximately every 4 - 6 weeks during your orthodontic treatment, you will attend an adjustment appointment at our office to tighten and adjust your braces. This is a very important part of your treatment and should not be put off.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Tongue thrusting is an orofacial muscular imbalance in which the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors during speech, swallowing, and even when the tongue is at rest. It can cause serious orthodontic problems if unaddressed.

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Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Having braces can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Since you’re in it for the long haul, though, you might as well add your own unique touch with a little colour!

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Improving Your Oral Health Routines

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By making just a few easy changes to your daily routine, and giving yourself just a few reminders each day, you can improve your dental hygiene for major health benefits, and a positive step towards a better you.

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How Bite Problems (Malocclusion) are Corrected With Orthodontics

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Many people have some degree of malocclusion. Usually, it isn't serious enough to correct; however, in severe cases orthodontic care should be sought out.

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Getting Ready for Your Orthodontic Consultation

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Before the first appointment with an orthodontist, there are some things patients can do to get ready that will help things go more smoothly during the initial consultation.

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