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Tips & Advice from Vancouver Orthodontics

Read the articles here for recent news and important information that will help you make the appropriate choice for orthodontic treatment in Vancouver.


What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontic patients all have one thing in common: they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too!

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I have a Loose Wire on my Braces! What Should I Do?

I have a Loose Wire on my Braces! What Should I Do?

in Articles, Living With Braces

Sometimes the wires on braces become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

in Articles, Braces Basics

Flossing can be more than a little tricky to master when you first get your braces! The following instructions and tips will help you effectively floss with braces, and keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of braces. But before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Dating with Braces

Dating with Braces

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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‘The Braces Cookbook’ by Pamela Waterman

‘The Braces Cookbook’ by Pamela Waterman

in Articles, Living With Braces

It’s easy to get into a food rut when you have braces, where you find yourself eating the same few braces-friendly meals, day in and day out. 'The Braces Cookbook' by Pamela Waterman offers 50 great comfort food recipes just for braces-wearers and their families!

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How Long Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

in Articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Patients are often disappointed to learn that they'll have to wear a retainer after their braces come off. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they need to be worn.

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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

Your choices and approach during your orthodontic treatment can have an enormous impact on not only the final outcome, but on how long it takes and even your level of comfort during the process.

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5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

in Articles, Living With Braces

Meal planning can sometimes be a bit tricky if you or a family member have braces. These 5 tasty dinner ideas will get you excited about cooking, and appeal to children and adults alike!

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What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

in Articles, Living With Braces

What's the difference between the normal discomfort that comes from time to time with wearing braces, and a true orthodontic emergency? This is not always totally clear to everyone, so we'd like to shed some light on the issue, and let you know what to do if you do have an emergency.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

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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