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


Does Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign Hurt?

Does Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign Hurt?

Our Vancouver orthodontists offer Invisalign® clear aligners as a way to straighten teeth without the need for brackets and wires. If you're considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may be wondering if your Invisalign treatment will hurt. Here is what other Invisalign patients tell us...

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Retainers - Why They Are an Important Part of Your Orthodontic Treatment

Retainers - Why They Are an Important Part of Your Orthodontic Treatment

At last, your braces are coming off and your new smile will be revealed! Congratulations, but as exciting as it is, your treatment isn't done quite yet. Now you're going to need to wear a retainer for awhile. Today our Vancouver orthodontists explain why...

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What a Palatal Expander Is & How They Work

What a Palatal Expander Is & How They Work

If your child has a narrow palate it can lead to dental issues such as crowding, impacted teeth, or a crossbite. To help correct (or prevent) these issues and more, your Vancouver orthodontist may recommend treatment with a palatal expander. Here's how they work...

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Orthodontic Treatment for Adults - Straightening Your Teeth Has Never Been Easier

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults - Straightening Your Teeth Has Never Been Easier

If you're an adult considering straightening your teeth our Vancouver orthodontists have a variety of low profile treatment options perfect for straightening adult smiles. Here are a few of the discreet orthodontic treatment options that our adult patients love.

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Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment & Invisalign First For Children

Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment & Invisalign First For Children

Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontic treatment helps to minimize extractions when treating tooth alignment and bite issues in children. In today's post our Vancouver orthodontists explain how Phase 1 treatment could help to transform your child's smile.

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Why should I wear a mouthguard with braces?

Why should I wear a mouthguard with braces?

As you straighten your smile with braces or aligners it's extra important to protect your teeth against the damage that could be caused by a blow to the face while playing sports. Here's why a sports mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment every time you play sports.

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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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