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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular visits with your dentist, especially while you're wearing braces, helps our you get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month every February for the last 68 years to raise awareness [...]

2018-01-31T17:40:25+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Top Ten Tips for Cleaning Your Braces Like a Pro

Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces! When you have braces, food has more places to hide in your mouth, so diligent cleaning is more important than ever in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discoloured teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during the course of [...]

2018-01-01T20:51:09+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

When is the Best Time to Floss?

At Clear Advantage Orthodontics, we encourage our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Good oral hygiene includes flossing, cleaning between the teeth to remove the food and debris that get lodged in areas hard to reach with a toothbrush. When food is left stuck between teeth, it provides a breeding ground for [...]

2017-12-01T16:58:04+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

The Evolution of Braces

Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? We think of modern orthodontic appliances as efficient, sleep, and technologically sophisticated, but this wasn't always so! Check out our highlights of the evolution of braces below. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The [...]

2017-10-30T16:59:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

When your kids should see an orthodontist

Orthodontic treatments vary from dental treatment, in that they primarily address malocclusions, jaw spacing and tooth alignment, rather than the actual health of the teeth. That is why it is often more difficult for parents to determine when a child needs orthodontic treatment rather than dental treatment. So how can you know it is time [...]

2017-08-31T10:53:49+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Questions worth asking during your orthodontic consultation

Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment? Consider making your first step an orthodontic consultation. During the consultation we will address your questions, concerns, and talk about a treatment plan that would best suit your situation. We want you to feel prepared and in charge of your orthodontic treatment [...]

2017-08-31T10:53:01+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Orthodontic treatments are used to correct malocclusion, a condition more commonly known as a bad bite. The length of treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem. What is a "bad bite"? A bad bite occurs when alignment or spacing problems are present. This often includes teeth that are crowded, protruding, or [...]

2017-08-31T09:28:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

How do I know if my child needs orthodontic care?

If your child has visibly crooked teeth, there may be more serious orthodontic issues. But what other less obvious signs should we as parents look out for that might be issues for our child's oral development? Here are some warning signs that may lead to orthodontic issues: Bite Your child has an overbite: Your child's [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 May 1st, 2017|