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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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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces, Orthodontic Treatment Options

With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners (trays) to brush and floss. The aligners need to be cleaned regularly too, so here's how to keep your Invisalign aligners sparkling.

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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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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces placed behind teeth, effectively 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 choose, read on!

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

What with school, jobs, hobbies and social obligations, most orthodontic patients lead busy lives that keep them away from home throughout the day. This list of essential and practical supplies is what 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

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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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great for adults and teens who want a more streamlined look, and gentler approach, to orthodontic treatment. Be sure to consider the following factors before choosing this option!

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

You may find that your teeth and mouth feel quite sore if you’ve just started with your braces treatment, or if you’ve recently had you braces tightened. This soreness will normally last for about a week, and during this time, it can be hard to eat! Here are some tips to make it easier.

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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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