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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Many teens and even adults worry about what it will be like to date with braces. Here are some tips and ideas for not letting your braces get in the way of your romantic endeavors!

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

You probably know that to have your teeth straightened, you go to an orthodontist. But you may not know exactly what it entails to be an orthodontist. Today, we’d like to enlighten you!

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Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Occasionally, our patients encounter an emergency situation related to their braces or orthodontic treatment. 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

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

For many people considering orthodontic treatment, one of the aspects they have the most questions about is how treatment will impact their daily lives.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

When you first get your braces and after adjustment appointments, the inside of your mouth may be sore and tender for a time. 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

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Lingual braces provide an orthodontic treatment option that forces you to be consistent (unlike removable aligners), but is still essentially invisible when worn. However, like all orthodontic treatment options, they have their pros and cons.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

At Vancouver Orthodontics, we advise against oral piercings in general, whether you have braces or not. However, if you do have braces, there are some additional risks associated with oral piercings.

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Posted in Articles, News, Braces Basics

Orthodontic wax is a great tool in making your braces treatment go more smoothly – literally! Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax.

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Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

Taking Care of Baby Teeth To Avoid Braces

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Healthy baby teeth are an essential part of the proper development of children's mouths. Taking good care of your child's baby teeth now may help reduce the or prevent the need for braces later on.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Because of their translucent appearance, ceramic braces are a fantastic choice for a low profile aesthetic, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. There are, however, some important factors to consider before you decide to go with this option.

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