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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

For many people, linugal braces are the best of two worlds when it comes to orthodontic treatment. On one hand, they force consistent wear (unlike removable aligners), but are also invisible when worn. Like any orthodontic treatment though, they have their pros and cons.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Choosing to orthodontic treatment is a big commitment, especially considering the fact that it also means to wearing a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Whether you have braces or Invisalign, you will have to pay periodic visits to your orthodontist’s office throughout your treatment process, so that your orthodontist can monitor your progress.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Posted in Articles, News, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces go behind the teeth, keeping them hidden from sight, and “translucent” braces are made of a tooth-coloured ceramic material that blends in with the colour of your teeth. We hope this post will help you decide which option would be best for you!

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The Benefits of Invisalign

The Benefits of Invisalign

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

The prospect of the aesthetic issues that come along with wearing braces can be a bit disheartening for both teens and adults. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without that obvious ‘braces’ look.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Posted in Case Studies, Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Thumb sucking is a perfectly natural and healthy behaviour in small children, but if a children continues to suck his or her thumb when the permanent teeth start growing in, they may be a risk of developing teeth misalignment.

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) will sometimes be used as part of an orthodontic treatment plan to help make the tooth movement process go more quickly and comfortably.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Tongue thrusting (also called reverse swallowing or immature swallow) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors during speech, swallowing, and in some cases when the tongue is at rest. It can cause serious orthodontic problems if unaddressed.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

'Translucent' ceramic braces are another great low profile orthodontic treatment option, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are a few important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.

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How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

Many of our patients are a little dismayed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they should be worn.

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