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What is a palatal expander and how do they work?

What is a palatal expander and how do they work?

Posted in Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice, Treatment Process

Does your child have a narrow or high palate? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists may recommend an orthodontic palatal expander to help create more space in your child's mouth by widening their upper jaw. Learn more about palatal expanders and how they work in this post. 

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Tips for Wearing a Mouth Guard with Braces

Tips for Wearing a Mouth Guard with Braces

Posted in Adults, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Related Conditions, Teens, Tips & Advice

If you've just gotten your braces, you might be looking for a sports mouth guard to wear over your orthodontic appliances. Our  BC and Alberta orthodontists share the rationale for wearing a mouth guard with braces and list some tips. 

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Does it really matter where I get my Invisalign?

Does it really matter where I get my Invisalign?

Posted in Adults, Airway, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Phase 2 Treatment, Related Conditions, Teens, Tips & Advice, Treatment Process

Wondering where to get Invisalign clear aligners — and whether it matters who you go to for treatment? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists list factors to consider and how treatment planning helps patients.  

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Do orthodontic braces cause white spots on teeth?

Do orthodontic braces cause white spots on teeth?

Posted in Adults, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 2 Treatment, Teens, Tips & Advice

Why do some people get white spots on their teeth after treatment with braces? What can you do to prevent them? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists answer these questions in today's post.

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Does orthodontic treatment cause sleep apnea?

Does orthodontic treatment cause sleep apnea?

Posted in Adults, Airway, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Phase 2 Treatment, Related Conditions, Teens, Tips & Advice

Is there a link between orthodontics and sleep apnea, and can orthodontic treatment actually cause sleep apnea? Our orthodontists in BC and Alberta discuss findings, and how we can treat airway problems.

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At what age do baby teeth normally fall out?

At what age do baby teeth normally fall out?

Posted in Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Worrying that your children's teeth aren't falling out on time is a common concern for many parents. In this post, our BC and Alberta orthodontists discuss which order of losing teeth most children follow and what types of problems to watch for.  

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How to Find an Orthodontist in Your Area

How to Find an Orthodontist in Your Area

Posted in Adults, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Phase 2 Treatment, Related Conditions, Teens, Tips & Advice

Many people who suspect they have an orthodontic issue wonder, 'How can I find a good orthodontist near me?' In this post, our BC and Alberta orthodontists discuss how to find an orthodontist in your area. 

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Common Bite Problems in Children & Adults

Common Bite Problems in Children & Adults

Posted in Adults, Alberta, British Columbia, Children, General, Orthodontics, Phase 1 Treatment, Phase 2 Treatment, Related Conditions, Teens, Tips & Advice

Though each person's bite problem is based on a number of individual factors, there are seven broad types of bite problems that our BC and Alberta orthodontists see in children and adults. We'll discuss them today. 

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The More You Know: How the Cosmetic Aspects of Orthodontic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile

The More You Know: How the Cosmetic Aspects of Orthodontic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile

Posted in Adults, Braces, Children, Clear Aligners, General, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Teens, Tips & Advice

You might know that orthodontic treatment is designed to help create a healthier bite and ensure your teeth function properly, but did you know there are cosmetic reasons a patient may choose orthodontic care? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists and teams explain the cosmetic aspects of orthodontic dentistry. 

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How Focusing on the

How Focusing on the "Little Things" Can Change a Child's Orthodontic Treatment Experience

Posted in Children, General, Orthodontics, Teens, Tips & Advice, Treatment Process

You may understand the basics around children's dental health and the need for orthodontic dental treatment for kids, but what can you expect when you get started, and how can our orthodontists and teams in BC and Alberta help increase the chance that your child's experience is a positive one? We'll discuss this in today's post. 

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