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What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

Orthodontic elastics are tiny rubber bands that come in a rainbow of colours. Here what you need to know about your elastics to get the most out of your braces treatment.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

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As you progress with your orthodontic treatment, you may feel some soreness in your mouth. A saline rinse can manage discomfort and also promote healing.

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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces may be the orthodontic treatment you've been looking for. They force consistent wear and are nearly invisible when worn. As with any orthodontic treatment, they have their pros and cons.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Our Ridge Meadows orthodontists generally advise against oral piercings whether you have braces or not, because there are so many health risks associated with them.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Orthodontic treatment requires a big time commitment, especially considering the fact that, not only do you have to spend months or years wearing braces, you'll also have to wear a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Taking care of and storing your retainer properly when you aren't wearing it is essential. Here’s how to keep your retainer clean and damage free.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

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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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Our Langley orthodontists advise against oral piercings whether or not you have braces, because there are so many health risks associated with them. But if you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

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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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, hiding them from sight. “Translucent” braces, which have brackets made of a tooth-coloured ceramic, blend in with the colour of your teeth. If you're wondering which option to...

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