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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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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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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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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

The day your braces come off is an exciting one, both for patients, and for orthodontists, too! Here's what to do after your braces come off to keep your new smile straight and healthy.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

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There are few pieces of equipment more important to the safety of athletes who wear braces than a sports mouth guard.

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What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

What Does an Orthodontic Assistant Do?

Posted in Braces Basics

We all know that orthodontists straighten teeth, but what exactly does an orthodontic assistant do?

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What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Approximately every 4 - 6 weeks during your orthodontic treatment, you will attend an adjustment appointment at our office to tighten and adjust your braces. This is a very important part of your treatment and should not be put off.

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How Exactly Do Braces Work?

How Exactly Do Braces Work?

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

Though many people wear braces, they often don't really understands the ins and outs of how they work.

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What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

What Your Orthodontist Needs to Know About Your Medical History

Posted in Articles, Braces Basics

On your first visit to Vancouver Orthodontics, we’ll ask you to complete medical and dental history forms. You can find out about what we need to know, and why we need to know it, here!

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