Life With Braces

For most patients, wearing braces can take a little getting used to at first. Here, the myOrthodontist Coquitlam team provides some useful tips and information to make living with braces as easy as possible.

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What to Expect

Your mouth goes through lots of changes when you were braces.

Fortunately, knowing what to expect at the outset of orthodontic treatment can help make the process go more smoothly. » Learn More

Brushing & Flossing

A thorough twice-daily brushing and flossing routine is even more important than when you're wearing braces, to keep your teeth and gums healthy during and after orthodontic treatment. » Learn More

Appliance Care

Your treatment is much more likely to go according to plan if you take very good care of your braces during treatment.

This means you can keep the length of time you wear your braces as short as possible. » Learn More

Retainer & Expander Instructions

Follow these instructions carefully, so that your retainer or expander does its job as well as possible! » Learn More

Eating with Braces

Having braces doesn't mean you have to live on liquids!

If you keep a few limitations in mind, you'll be able to eat almost all of the foods you normally do. » Learn More


At myOrthodontist Coquitlam, we recommend a protective mouth guard for all sports for our orthodontics patients. » Learn More


If you have an orthodontic emergency, knowing what to do will help you get it resolved with a minimum of discomfort. » Learn More

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