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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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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.


Why do I have to visit my orthodontist during...

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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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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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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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I have a Loose Wire on my Braces! What Should I Do?

I have a Loose Wire on my Braces! What Should I Do?

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

If you have braces, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience a loose wire at least once during your orthodontic treatment. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. In the mean time, here’s what to do.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Dating with braces is a pretty common concern among teens and adults undergoing orthodontic treatment. Here, we provide some tips and ideas for not letting your braces get in the way of your romantic endeavors!

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Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Since you’re in it for the long haul with your braces, embrace them! Add your own unique touch with a little colour!

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