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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|

Metal Out, Plastic In!

There is nothing like a beautifully white smile. However, the road to getting one can be a bit awkward and not so pretty! Traditional metal braces, although help align your teeth, also come with months to even years of metal in your mouth. So we say, out with metal and in with plastic! Invisalign Plastic [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 22nd, 2016|

How Bite Problems (Malocclusion) are Corrected With Orthodontics

Many people have some degree of malocclusion. Usually, it isn't serious enough to correct; however, in severe cases orthodontic care should be sought out. Malocclusion is the misalignment of the teeth. It can also be the incorrect relation between the upper and lower teeth. Bite problems may cause trouble with chewing, talking and oral hygiene. [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06-07:00 March 22nd, 2016|