News & Updates from the Coquitlam Team

Mapping Your Invisalign Journey - from Start to Straight Smile Finish

Mapping Your Invisalign Journey - from Start to Straight Smile Finish

Today our Coquitlam orthodontists share a little about what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment journey, from start to straight-smile finish.

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Orthodontic Wax - What It Is & How To Use It

Orthodontic Wax - What It Is & How To Use It

If the inside of your mouth is feeling a little tender since you got your new braces, Orthodontic wax may help to relieve pain and prevent further irritation. Our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.

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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

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Life with Braces - What to Expect

Life with Braces - What to Expect

Our Coquitlam orthodontists understand that getting used to having braces takes time. Here are a few tips to help you through the adjustment period, and to make life with braces a little easier.

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Braces: Food You Can & Cannot Eat

Braces: Food You Can & Cannot Eat

In recent years braces have become more comfortable and studier, but there are still foods you shouldn't eat while you have braces. Here our Coquitlam orthodontist shares which foods you should avoid, and which foods to enjoy, while you have braces. 

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Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both effective orthodontic treatment options for straightening your smile. Today, our Coquitlam orthodontists tell you more about each of these options.

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Braces Adjustments: What to Expect

Braces Adjustments: What to Expect

Frequent adjustments to your braces are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. So, what should you expect when you visit your orthodontist for your braces adjustment? 

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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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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Everyone is different! When it comes to makeup, you might want to highlight your braces, or perhaps you'd prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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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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