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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.


Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

in Articles, Life With Braces

Most orthodontic patients lead busy lives at school, work, and social obligations and it keeps them away from home throughout the day. This is a list of supplies which you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're-on-the-go.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

in Articles, Braces Basics, Life With Braces

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

For a gentler, lower profile orthodontic treatment option, In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great option. Here are some factors to consider before choosing In-Ovation.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

During your orthodontic treatment, the sires on your braces may occasionally become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

in Articles, Life With Braces

Adults and teens with braces often worry about whether it will be awkward to date during treatment. These tips and ideas will help you prevent your braces from putting a stop to your romantic endeavors!

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

in Articles, Braces Basics

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!

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

It can be alarming when you find yourself in an emergency situation with your braces or orthodontics. Find out how to recognize an emergency, and what to do about it!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

in Articles, Life With Braces

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, one of the aspects of treatment you may have the most questions about is how treatment will impact your daily life.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

in Articles, Braces Basics

During your orthodontic treatment process, the inside of your mouth will feel sore from now and then. A saline rinse is a quick and easy way to manage your discomfort and promote healing.

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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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