Life With Braces

When you first get your braces or other orthodontic appliances, you'll find that they take some getting used to. Here, the Ridge Meadows team offers some useful tips and information to make living with braces as easy as possible.

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What to Expect

When you're wearing braces, your mouth changes a lot.

However, knowing what to expect when you first start your orthodontic treatment can go a long way in making 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.

This means you can keep the length of time you wear your braces as short as possible. » Learn More

Retainer & Expander Instructions

Be sure to follow these instructions carefully, so that your retainer or expander is as effective as possible! » 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'll 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 mouth guard for all sports. » Learn More


Knowing what to do in a orthodontic emergency will help you get it resolved with a minimum of discomfort. » Learn More

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.