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Perhaps one of the most prevalent myths about traditional braces is that they leave white marks on your teeth.  These white spots are the first sign of a cavity might be forming.  Fortunately, these white marks are preventable.  As your Squamish orthodontist specializing in braces and Invisalign treatments, here is more information about white marks and what you can do to prevent them. Causes White marks on your teeth are caused by decalcification.  In other
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With the holiday season well in the rearview mirror, we are now fully into winter.  For some that may mean skiing or getting outside to enjoy that crisp cold air.  Winter also means cold and flu season.  Here is a quick guide on how to survive the cold and flu season with braces this winter. Stay Hydrated If you are not feeling well, one of the best ways to combat the oncoming cold or flu
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Halloween can be a nightmare for braces.  Besides the dressing up, decorating, and pumpkin carving Halloween is all about the candy.  For those of you with braces, you will need to be extra careful and vigilant to ensure that your braces remain intact and undamaged this Halloween.  Here are a few tips to help you get through this Halloween. Candy Do’s and Don’ts First, let’s focus on the candy and Halloween treats that are a
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With so much positive feedback and interest generated from the first set of FAQ’s about Invisalign I felt a follow up blog was necessary.  Here are the answers to some questions you might have about how Invisalign works. How Often do I Have to Wear my Invisalign Aligners? Just because your aligners are removable doesn’t mean you can take them out and put them in whenever you feel like it.  For your Invisalign treatment to
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In some cases a beautiful smile and good bite is possible without using traditional braces.  Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, can move teeth to improve their alignment and correct some bite problems.  At Mountain Orthodontics we use a variety of different appliances to move teeth and clear aligners is one of them.  Here are some Invisalign FAQ’s to see if this treatment is right for you. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that
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