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Improving your Life with Orthodontics

A good bite, meaning one comprised of straight teeth that align well with the teeth of the opposite jaw, is the #1 goal of orthodontic treatment. Eating, chewing, and speaking are all much easier with a good bite. Your dental and overall health can be enhanced, and self-confidence usually gets a boost. As an integral [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00 October 1st, 2016|

Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of unsightly wires, Invisalign works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests). Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign provides an attractive solution. [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 August 30th, 2016|

When Invisalign ® or aother Clear Aligners aren’t the Answer

Invisalign ® and other Clear aligners have become increasingly popular over the past several years and rightly so. They’re removable, easier to clean than braces, and hardly anyone knows you're wearing them. They are great in treating many cases, but they aren't for everyone. Below, Dr.Suzanne Cziraki Vancouver Orthodntist and our team cover some of [...]

2016-09-28T15:30:26-07:00 August 30th, 2016|

Worst Sweets for Braces

Having a loose bracket after eating sweets? Just about everybody has a sweet tooth, and even though we know candies and other sugary snacks aren't good for teeth, a life without any sweet indulgences would be pretty dull. Most of us can enjoy occasional sweet treats without increasing the risk of decay as long as [...]

2016-09-28T15:30:38-07:00 August 10th, 2016|

Orthodontic Treatment: 4 Myths About Braces

There is a lot of misinformation out there about braces and the orthodontic tratment, and this can sometimes make people avoid treatment altogether, or relapse treatment they’ve already had. Here, we’d like to clear up 5 common myths about braces. 1. People only get braces for aesthetic reasons. A straight, beautiful-looking smile is of course [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 28th, 2016|

History of Clear aligners

Clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment, are orthodontic devices that uses incremental transparent aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to dental braces. They are sold under at least five brand names. A 2014 systematic review concluded that there is insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of these therapies.[1] Opinion is that they are [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 26th, 2016|

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 26th, 2016|

TMD Problems And How You Can Prevent Them

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones, in your skull in front of each ear, to your jaw. The joint enables you to talk, yawn, [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 26th, 2016|