News & Updates from the Coquitlam Team

Read the Coquitlam Orthodontics blog for news, tips, advice, and important information about braces and other orthodontic treatments for children, teens and adults.


Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® clear aligners offer a variety convenient features. That's why our Coquitlam orthodontists think you may want to consider trying Invisalign before you try another orthodontic treatment. 

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Travelling with Braces

Travelling with Braces

For people with braces, travel can be somewhat complicated, especially if they aren’t prepared. To be sure that you stay on track with your braces treatment during your next vacation, our Coquitlam orthodontists share some tips for traveling with braces.

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Is teeth whitening a good idea after braces?

Is teeth whitening a good idea after braces?

You might consider having your teeth whitened after your orthodontic treatment is complete and your braces come off. Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain more.

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

There are some essential items that you'll need to take along with you with you during your Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Here's a short list of what to take when you're on the go.

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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Over recent years braces technology has made a lot of progress, now there are a variety of types to choose from. Lingual braces sit on the backs of the teeth which makes them good option for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces.

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Orthodontic Elastics - What You Should Know

Orthodontic Elastics - What You Should Know

Here's what you need to know about your orthodontic elastics in order to get the most out of your braces treatment.

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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

While undergoing orthodontic treatment, there will be certain foods that you just can’t eat. Dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, so here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options.

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The large majority of people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. However, there's also health benefits to having straight teeth, too! Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what they are.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to pay regular visits to your orthodontist so that he can monitor your progress and make sure everything is going as planned.

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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

You may experience some discomfort when you are first getting used to your new braces. These ideas and products will help you cope in the meantime!

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Healthy primary (baby) teeth help kids chew their food and aid in digestion, and are one of the most important parts of their oral development as they grow up.

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Most orthodontic patients lead busy lives at school, work, and social obligations and it keeps them away from home throughout the day. This is a list of supplies which you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're-on-the-go.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Healthy primary (baby) teeth help kids chew their food and aid in digestion, and are one of the most important parts of their oral development as they grow up.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

If there's one thing all orthodontic patients have in comon, it's that they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too.

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I have a loose wire on my Braces. What should I do?

I have a loose wire on my Braces. What should I do?

It's not uncommon for wires on braces to become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Flossing can be more than a little tricky to master when you first get your braces! The following instructions and tips will help you effectively floss with braces, and keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Many teenagers and adults with braces worry about what it will be like to date during treatment. Here are some tips and ideas for not letting your braces put a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

You probably know that to have your teeth straightened, you go to an orthodontist. But you may not know exactly what it entails to be an orthodontist. Today, we’d like to enlighten you!

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Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Once in a while, our patients find themselves in an emergency situation related to their braces or orthodontic treatment. Find out how to recognize an emergency, and what to do about it!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

For those considering orthodontic treatment, one of the aspects of treatment they have the most questions about is how it will impact their daily lives.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

During your orthodontic treatment process, you may find that the inside of your mouth may feel sore from time to time. A saline rinse is a quick and easy way to manage your discomfort and promote healing.

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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Linugal braces are, for many, the best of two worlds. Lingual braces force consistent wear (unlike removable aligners), but are nonetheless almost invisible when worn. However, like any orthodontic treatment option, they have their pros and cons.

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