Life With Braces

When you first get your braces or other orthodontic appliances, you'll find that they may take some getting used to. Here, the myOrthodontist Maple Ridge team offers some tips and information to help ease you into living with braces.

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What to Expect

When you're wearing braces, your mouth will change.

However, knowing what to expect when you first start your orthodontic treatment can help make the process go as smoothly as possible. » Learn More

Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and flossing regularly and thoroughly is more important than ever when you have braces, so the teeth and gums are healthy during and after orthodontic treatment. » Learn More

Appliance Care

The better care you take of your braces during the treatment process, the more likely it is that it will go according to plan.

It may also help to keep the length of time you wear your braces as short as possible. » Learn More

Retainer & Expander Instructions

Following these instructions carefully may help to increase the efficacy of retainer or expander! » Learn More

Eating with Braces

Having braces doesn't mean you can't eat normal food!

If you're careful and keep a few limitations in mind, you will likely be able to eat most of the foods you usually do. » Learn More


Playing sports with braces can be dangerous. That's why we recommend a protective mouthguard for all sports. » Learn More


Knowing what to do in an orthodontic emergency will help you get it resolved with a as little discomfort as possible. » Learn More

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at myOrthodontist Maple Ridge.