News & Updates from the Ridge Meadows Team

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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Living with Braces

Living with Braces

Our Maple Ridge orthodontists understand that getting used to living with braces takes time. So today we're sharing few tips to help you through the adjustment period, and to make life with braces a little easier.

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Why You May Want to Consider Trying Invisalign® Before Braces

Why You May Want to Consider Trying Invisalign® Before Braces

Invisalign offers a number of benefits when compared to traditional metal braces. Today, our Maple Ridge orthodontist shares some reasons why you should consider Invisalign before braces for straightening your smile. 

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Travelling with Braces

Travelling with Braces

Planning ahead makes travelling with braces easy. Today our Maple Ridge orthodontists share some tips on how to simplify travelling while you have braces.

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The Invisalign Journey from Start to Finish

The Invisalign Journey from Start to Finish

If you're considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth you may be wondering what your journey to a straighter smile will be like. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain the Invisalign journey from start to finish.

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What can I use to supplement orthodontic treatment?

What can I use to supplement orthodontic treatment?

If you're hoping to accelerate your orthodontic treatment, so that you can enjoy your straight new smile sooner, OrthoPulse® might be right for you.  Our Maple Ridge orthodontist shares more on how OrthoPulse® can safely supplement your orthodontic treatment. 

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

If you're looking for something to help make your braces feel a little more comfortable, orthodontic wax may be the answer. Here's more about how to use orthodontic wax from our Maple Ridge orthodontists.

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Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign for Busy Teens

Invisalign® for teens is a unique line of clear orthodontic aligners designed to the needs of busy teenagers. So what makes Invisalign for teens different?  Our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain more about the unique features of Invisalign for teens. 

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Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Everyone wants to look great in pictures. If you're wondering how to look your very best in pictures throughout your orthodontic treatment here are a few tips to help you out.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Every patient's treatment will differ slightly, but the process of getting braces is generally the same for everyone. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontics explain the process step by step.

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Usually patients undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons, but having straight teeth has dental health benefits too! Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain more.

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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

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?

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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Everything You Want to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

Everything You Want to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

Here's what you should know about your orthodontic elastics in order to get the most out of your braces treatment.

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Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

Types of Braces: Traditional Metal

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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Tips & Tricks for Feeling Confident with Braces

Tips & Tricks for Feeling Confident with Braces

You may feel embarrassed or insecure if you have crooked or uneven teeth. But for many people, the solution – braces – can also cause confidence issues. Here are a few tips to help you feel confident when wearing braces.

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

While you're undergoing Invisalign® treatment there are some essential items that you’ll need to have with you at all times in order to keep your aligners clean and fresh while on the go.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

While you have braces you will need to visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments. But be sure to keep visiting your regular dentist, too!

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

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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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Lingual braces sit on the backs of the teeth and are proving to be very popular for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces.

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Depending on your preferences, you may want to highlight your braces, or you may want to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Many orthodontic patients choose to have their teeth whitened after their treatment. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain why.

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

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 Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

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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