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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

Posted in Braces Basics, Living With Braces

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

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

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

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Braces need to be cleaned thoroughly and frequently to remove plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

At your first visit to our Maple Ridge orthodontic office, you'll have an orthodontic consultation with your orthodontist, during which we will determine the nature of your misalignment issues, and consider the treatment options that would suit you best.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

If there’s one thing each and every orthodontics patient learns during treatment, it’s to adjust! And you'll have to do it all over again once your braces come off.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Flossing can be one of the trickiest things to master when you first get braces! Here are some instructions and tips on how to effectively floss with braces, to keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

While most people know that an orthodontist straightens your teeth, many are less clear about what an orthodontic assistant does.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Posted in Braces Basics

It's finally here: The day your braces are coming off! This is an exciting day both for patients and their orthodontists, too. Here's what to do after your braces come off to keep your new smile straight and healthy.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

If you play sports, there are few pieces of equipment more important for your safety, and that of your braces, than a sports mouth guard.

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What Causes Malocclusion?

What Causes Malocclusion?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth. It can result in many serious oral health issues, and is generally caused by a combination of inherited and behavioural factors.

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