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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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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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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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Orthodontics Starts in Infancy

Orthodontics Starts in Infancy

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Professional Education

While children should see us for an initial orthodontic assessment by age 7, did you know the habits that lead to good orthodontic health start in infancy? Our orthodontists in BC and Alberta explain how toothbrushing, thumbsucking and jaw development can influence how much orthodontic intervention will be needed later as a child grows.

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When should I consider bringing my kids to the orthodontist?

When should I consider bringing my kids to the orthodontist?

Posted in Children, General, Phase 1 Treatment

Many parents wonder when they should consider bringing their kids to see us. Our BC and Alberta dentists provide insight and advice about what signs to watch for and how treatment can benefit your children's health.

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Early Orthodontic Treatment: Is it Early or Optimal?

Early Orthodontic Treatment: Is it Early or Optimal?

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Professional Education

What is considered early orthodontic treatment? Why is it ideal to detect developmental and orthodontic issues in children when they are young as opposed to entering their teen years? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain why early treatment is optimal for most kids.

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Could My Child's Sleep Talking be Related to an Orthodontic Issue?

Could My Child's Sleep Talking be Related to an Orthodontic Issue?

Posted in Airway, Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Sleep talking, snoring and sleep apnea can be related to orthodontic issues that should be treated early to address health concerns. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain how these issues might be linked, and how early orthodontic assessment and intervention can help. 

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