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Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Once in a while, our patients find themselves in an emergency situation related to their braces or orthodontic treatment. Find out how to recognize an emergency, and what to do about it!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life. Here, we address those our patients ask us about most often.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Posted in Articles

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

For many people, lingual braces are the best of two worlds when it comes to orthodontic treatment. On one hand, they force consistent wear (unlike removable aligners), but are also invisible when worn. Like any orthodontic treatment though, 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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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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