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Tongue Thrusting & Your Child's Dental Health

Tongue Thrusting & Your Child's Dental Health

Tongue thrust is a muscular imbalance that leads to the tongue pressing too far forward in the mouth during speech, swallowing, or sometimes even when the tongue is at rest. Our orthodontists explain why, left untreated, this condition can result in dental issues, even a lisp. 

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What is considered an orthodontic emergency?

What is considered an orthodontic emergency?

Our team understands that an orthodontic emergency can strike at any time. That said, it can be challenging to differentiate between an issue that can wait a day or two from a real orthodontic emergency. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists share a few tips on how to tell if you're having an orthodontic emergency.

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Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

If you are considering Invisalign to straighten your smile, you may be wondering if Invisalign treatment will hurt. Here's what other Invisalign patients tell out Vancouver orthodontists...

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Why do I need to wear a retainer?

Why do I need to wear a retainer?

After months of orthodontic treatment your braces are coming off and your new smile will be revealed! It's certainly an exciting time, but remember, you're going to need to wear a retainer for awhile. Our Maple Ridge orthodontist explains why...

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What is a palatal expander and why does my child need one?

What is a palatal expander and why does my child need one?

Orthodontic issues such as crowding, impacted teeth or a cross bite can be an indication that your child has a narrow palate. To help correct these issues and more, your orthodontist may recommend treatment with a palatal expander. Here's how these helpful orthodontic appliances work.

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Great Orthodontic Treatment Options for Busy Adults

Great Orthodontic Treatment Options for Busy Adults

In the past it was unusual for adults to undergo orthodontic treatment, but now, thanks in part to new lower profile treatment options, more and more adults are choosing to correct orthodontic issues left untreated in childhood. Today our Maple Ridge orthodontists share a few treatment options suitable for adults.

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Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment For Kids & Invisalign First

Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment For Kids & Invisalign First

Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics are designed to help minimize the number of extractions required when treating orthodontic issues in children. Today our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain how Invisalign® First for Phase 1 treatment could help to transform your child's smile.

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What to Expect from Your First Braces Adjustment

What to Expect from Your First Braces Adjustment

If you are straightening your smile with braces, visiting your orthodontist regularly for adjustments will be an important part of your orthodontic treatment. If you are about to have your first adjustment appointment at Maple Ridge Orthodontics, here is what you can expect to happen. 

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What shouldn't I eat while I have braces?

What shouldn't I eat while I have braces?

Traditional braces have become more comfortable and more durable, nonetheless there are still foods you should avoid while undergoing braces treatment. Today, our Maple Ridge orthodontist shares a few foods you shouldn't eat while you have braces.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners VS Traditional Metal Braces

Invisalign Clear Aligners VS Traditional Metal Braces

If you're ready to straighten your smile, both Invisalign and traditional braces are effective orthodontic treatment options worth considering. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontist shares some of the differences between these two orthodontic treatment options.

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