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.


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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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

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

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

For patients who want a gentler, more streamlined 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

Your teeth and mouth will feel sore after you've started your orthodontic treatment or have recently had braces tightened. This...

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

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?

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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