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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Posted in Braces Basics, Living With Braces

Throughout your orthodontic treatment there will be foods that you just can’t eat. Dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky. Here are some convenient and filling snack options for orthodontic patients.

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Is Acceledent safe?

Is Acceledent safe?

Posted in Braces Basics, Orthodontic Treatment Options

It might sound too good to be true but AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can accelerate your orthodontic treatment process by as much as 50%. If you're wondering whether it’s really safe, here's a little more about how it works.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Posted in Braces Basics

Traditional metal braces are still the what people tend think of when they picture braces. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists tell a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Posted in Braces Basics

Cleaning your teeth properly becomes even more important when you have braces. Luckily, while you’ll have to take extra time and care, brushing your teeth with braces is quite easy… it just requires a little patience!

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

If you need to get your teeth straightened, you know to go see an orthodontist. However, you may not know exactly what an orthodontist's skill set entails. We would like to help educate you on what an orthodontist actually does.

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Posted in Braces Basics, Living With Braces

Orthodontic wax makes your braces treatment go more smoothly! The following are answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted in Braces Basics, Living With Braces

Once you begin orthodontic treatment, you will visit your orthodontist regularly to ensure you're making progress and adjust your braces accordingly.


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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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