Orthodontic FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about orthodontics and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What do I do if there is something irritating my cheeks or gums?

Q: What do I do if a band or bracket comes loose?

Q: What do I do if an archwire breaks?

Q: What do I do if I need to be seen immediately?

Q: What type of tooth brush should I use?

Q: Should I use dental floss?

Q: What toothpaste should I use?

Q: What about using a Water Pik? (Oral irrigating device)

Q: How often should I buy a new tooth brush?

Q: Should I use a fluoride rinse?

Q: Are there any foods that MUST be avoided?

Q: What will it be like when the braces are first placed?

Q: Will braces interfere with playing musical instruments?

Q: My teeth have been crooked for many years - why should I have orthodontic treatment now?

Q: Can I afford orthodontic treatment?

Q: I am pregnant and want to begin orthodontic treatment. Is this OK?

Q: Do teeth with braces need special care?

Q: I see ads for perfect teeth in only one or two visits to the dentist. Will that give me straight teeth?

Q: I don’t want braces that show. What are my options?

Q: I have a stud in my tongue. Will this interfere with orthodontic treatment?

Q: How may I distinguish an orthodontist from a dentist?

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  • 11950 223rd Street
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • V2X 5Y5
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