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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

Palatal expanders are used in orthodontics to widen the upper jaw (the maxilla), so that the upper teeth fit together with the bottom ones properly.

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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

This series of blog posts is designed to share books and other media related to wearing braces and orthodontic care. This week, we’re sharing the graphic novel ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier, which is all about the challenges of being a middle schooler going through orthodontic treatment.

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What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Retainer, and Why Do You Need One?

You’ve finally reached the day when your braces can come off! But just when you thought your orthodontic treatment was over, your orthodontist tells you that you need a retainer!

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

While malocclusion problems are not entirely predictable, and are not always avoidable, regular dental checkups and early evaluation by an orthodontist can help your child avoid orthodontic treatment in the future.

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Case Study | Ridge Meadows Orthodontics, Maple Ridge

Case Study | Ridge Meadows Orthodontics, Maple Ridge

This case study of a boy with multiple dental problems demonstrates how the orthodontic treatment can help.

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Getting Ready for Your Orthodontic Consultation

Getting Ready for Your Orthodontic Consultation

Before the first appointment with an orthodontist, there are some things patients can do to get ready that will help things go more smoothly during the initial consultation.

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