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 is malocclusion, and why should I worry about it?

What is malocclusion, and why should I worry about it?

Malocclusion simply means that there is a misalignment of the teeth, resulting in crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Today our Vancouver orthodontist explains more about malocclusion and how this dental issue can lead to a number of serious oral health issues.

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Choosing Colours for Your Braces Elastics

Choosing Colours for Your Braces Elastics

You and your braces are going to be together for awhile, so why not have a little fun and switch-up your elastic colours every time you visit your Vancouver orthodontist for an adjustment?! Here's a few tips on how to decide which colour to pick next time around.

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The Step-by-Step Invisalign Journey from Start to a Straighter New Smile

The Step-by-Step Invisalign Journey from Start to a Straighter New Smile

Today our Vancouver orthodontists share a little about what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment journey, from start to straighter-new-smile finish.

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Invisalign or Braces?

Invisalign or Braces?

Invisalign and braces offer different features to help straighten teeth. Today, our Vancouver orthodontist shares some reasons why you may want to consider Invisalign to straighten your smile. 

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What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

What to Expect at Your Braces Adjustment Appointment

Visiting your Vancouver orthodontist periodically for adjustments is an important part of your orthodontic treatment if you have braces. Here is a bit about what you can expect when you visit us for a braces adjustment. 

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What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

What is orthodontic wax, and how is it used?

If the inside of your mouth feeling tender since you got your new braces, orthodontic wax may help to prevent and relieve irritation caused by poking wires and brackets. Today, our Vancouver orthodontist explains what orthodontic wax is and how to use it.

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Invisalign for Teens, Perfect for Busy Teen Schedules

Invisalign for Teens, Perfect for Busy Teen Schedules

Our Vancouver orthodontists often use Invisalign® for Teens to help correct the misalignment issues of our busy teen patients. Invisalign for teens is specially designed to straighten teeth and meet the unique treatment challenges teens face. 

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Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures while Wearing Braces

Are you worried about how braces will make your smile look in pictures? Here are a few tips from our Vancouver orthodontist on how to look great in pictures throughout your orthodontic treatment.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Braces

A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Orthodontic treatment will differ slightly for each of our patients, however the process of getting braces is pretty much the same for everyone. Here, our Vancouver orthodontist guides you through the process step-by-step.

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Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both orthodontic treatments that can help to straighten your smile. Here's a little from our Vancouver orthodontists on these effective orthodontic treatment options.

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Life with Braces

Life with Braces

Getting used to braces or any other orthodontic appliance takes a little time. Here, our Vancouver orthodontists offer some useful tips and information to make life with braces as easy as possible.

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Braces: What Food You Can & Cannot Eat

Braces: What Food You Can & Cannot Eat

It's true that braces have become sturdier in recent years, but some foods can still damage them. Here, our Vancouver orthodontists share what types of food to avoid during treatment with braces, and which ones you can still enjoy. 

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Throughout your Invisalign orthodontic treatment there are some essential items that you'll need to take along with you whenever you wherever you go. Here's a helpful list of what you should take when you're on the go.

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

You may not know is that there are dental health benefits to having straight teeth, as well as aesthetic benefits! Here, our Vancouver orthodontists explain what they are.

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How to Brush Your Teeth With Braces

How to Brush Your Teeth With Braces

Brushing your teeth with braces is easy, it just requires a little patience. Here's how to do it!

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What are Lingual Braces?

What are Lingual Braces?

Lingual brace are proving to be very popular for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional braces because lingual braces sit on the backs of the teeth.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Orthodontic treatment requires a big time commitment, especially considering the fact that, not only do you have to spend months or years wearing braces, you'll also have to wear a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

Taking care of and storing your retainer properly when you aren't wearing it is essential. Here’s how to keep your retainer clean and damage free.

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What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

What to Expect: Orthodontic Checkups & Evaluations

During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to pay regular visits to your orthodontist so that he can monitor your progress and make sure everything is going as planned.

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The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

The Importance of Healthy Primary Teeth

Healthy primary (baby) teeth help kids chew their food and aid in digestion, and are one of the most important parts of their oral development as they grow up.

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