Tongue thrusting is a motion caused by a muscular imbalance that leads to the tongue pressing too far forward in the mouth when speaking, swallowing, or when the tongue is at rest. Our Langley orthodontists explain why, left untreated, this condition can result in bite issues and tooth misalignments.
An orthodontic emergency can strike at any time. That said, it can be difficult to figure out which issues are true orthodontic emergencies and which can wait a day or two to be resolved. Today, our Langley orthodontists explain how to tell if you need an emergency orthodontic appointment.
Interceptive Orthodontics can help to prevent the need for more invasive orthodontic treatments later in your child's life, often minimizing the need for extractions while correcting bite and misalignment issues. Here our Langley orthodontists explain how Phase 1 Treatment and/or Invisalign® First work to transform your child's smile.
A child's narrow palate can lead to dental issues such as crowding, impacted teeth or a cross bite. To help correct (or prevent) these issues and more, your Langley Orthodontics may recommend treatment with a palatal expander. Here's how these common orthodontic appliances work...
You and your braces are going to be together for awhile, so have a little fun and switch-up your elastic colours each time you visit your Langley orthodontist for an adjustment! Here are few tips on how to decide which colours you should pick next time around.
If you're straightening your smile with braces, you're going to want to protect your teeth from damage while you play the sports you love. That's why our Langley orthodontists believe that there are few pieces of equipment more important than a sports mouth guard when it comes to protecting your teeth and your smile.
Looking for a way to accelerate your braces or aligner orthodontic treatment? OrthoPulse® safely supplements orthodontic treatment, to help you achieve a straighter smile faster
If the brackets and wires from your braces are irritating the inside of your mouth, Orthodontic Wax could help to relieve pain and prevent further irritation. Our Langley orthodontist explains what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.