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When to See an Orthodontist

When to See an Orthodontist

When deciding when to see an orthodontist, the answer is generally that it is best to see one as soon as is possible. Earlier treatments generally mean that a patient will have easier treatments, and less likely need for a surgery or more serious corrections later in...

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How to Care for Your Clear Braces

How to Care for Your Clear Braces

Clear braces are quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for people who need orthodontic treatment, as they are almost completely invisible. The material of the clear braces makes them very hard to see to onlookers, especially when comparing to traditional...

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Types of Dental Impressions

Types of Dental Impressions

Accurate impressions are required for many aspects of dental work, and are essential to making sure that the (often pricey) work is done as efficiently as possible. There are many important factors that a dentist looks at when choosing how to take a dental impression,...

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

When patients come to our office for their first orthodontic assessment, we’re often asked, “How did my teeth get crooked to begin with?” Teeth erupt crookedly for a number of reasons, ranging from genetics to mouth deformities and serious oral diseases. When extra...

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How to Avoid Tooth Decay

How to Avoid Tooth Decay

Let's face it - wearing braces is tough. If you didn't like to floss or brush when you didn't have braces, it's going to be even tougher with braces. But as we've mentioned before about flossing and brushing, it is important to your oral hygiene. We're going to...

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How Food Impacts Your Treatment

How Food Impacts Your Treatment

Whether you are a foodie or just like enjoying the diverse foods we have on the Westcoast, having braces sometimes impacts what you are able to eat. While we know there are people who still eat anything when they have braces, we advise to follow some general...

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