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Check out the articles here for recent news and relevant information to help you make the appropriate choice for orthodontic treatment in Surrey.


Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

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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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

There are a variety of risks associated with oral piercings, and our Surrey orthodontists advise generally against them whether you have braces or not. But if you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

in Articles, Braces Basics

Orthodontic wax will quite literally make your braces treatment go more smoothly! here are the answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

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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How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

in Articles, Life With Braces

It's very important to take care of your retainer and store it properly during times you’re not wearing it. Here’s how to keep it clean and damage free.

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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

in Articles, Braces Basics

One of the benefits of Invisalign orthodontic aligners is that they can be removed, which allows patients to brush and floss like normal. However, it's important to clean your aligners, too. Here’s how.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

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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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

in Articles, Life With Braces

Here are a few ideas and products that will help you cope with the lip and cheek irritation you experience at the start of your orthodontic treatment.

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

in Articles, Braces Basics

Healthy primary teeth play an important role in the healthy development of children. They allow them to chew and digest their food efficiently, and contribute significantly to their oral development as they grow up.

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Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

Lingual Braces Vs. Translucent Braces

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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What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

in Articles, Life With Braces

There's normal, day-to-day discomfort associated with wearing braces, and then there are true orthodontic emergencies. But how do you differentiate the two? We'd like to shed some light on this question here, and let you know what you should do if you do have an emergency.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

in Case Studies, Articles, Braces Basics

The day your braces come off is exciting! But just because they're off, doesn't mean you're done with treatment! Here's what to do after your braces come off to keep your new smile straight and healthy.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

The Benefits of Invisalign

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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Books About Braces - 'The Braces Journal' by Dan Price

Books About Braces - 'The Braces Journal' by Dan Price

in Articles, Life With Braces

Now and then, we like to share books and other media related to wearing braces, and orthodontics in general. This week, we’re excited to share the fun and interactive ‘The Braces Journal’ by Dan Price.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

in Articles, Braces Basics

For our Surrey patients with braces, there are few pieces of equipment more important than a sports mouth guard.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

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 Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

in Articles, Braces Basics

When you visit Guildford Orthodontic Centre in Surrey for the first time, the orthodontic assistant will be one of the first people you’ll meet.

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

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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Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

Most people think of children and teens when they think of orthodontic treatment. But more and more often these days, adults are getting braces, and they have their own set of unique challenges to go with their orthodontic treatment.

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What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

in Articles, Braces Basics

During your orthodontic treatment, you'll attend adjustment appointments at our office, during which we'll adjust your braces. This is a necessary part of your treatment and should not be put off.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

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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Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Choosing Colours for Your Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

Since you’re in it for the long haul with your braces, you might as well add your own unique touch with a little colour!

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

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 Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our patients aren't always aware of how much their approach and choices during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the final outcome, and on on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

in Articles, Life With Braces

When you or a family member has braces, it can sometimes make meal planning a bit difficult. Here are 5 delicious and braces-friendly dinner ideas that will appeal to children and adults alike!

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