How to Pick The Right Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child

When we think about visiting a Halifax orthodontist, most of us imagine a slightly awkward teenager with braces. Halifax orthodontists serve patients of all ages, and that includes children as young as seven years old. In fact, if you are the parent of a young child, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends scheduling an orthodontic evaluation before age seven. This information will help you better understand why these evaluations are so important and how to select the right orthodontist for your child’s needs. Continue reading “How to Pick The Right Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child”

How an “Elite” Halifax Orthodontist Can Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t want to get braces as an adult? You’re not alone: thousands of Canadians are opting to straighten their teeth without braces using Invisalign. Worldwide, more than 3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. Today, they’re enjoying straighter teeth and a confident, healthy smile. Here’s how an Elite Halifax Orthodontist can help.

Docbraces is the leading provider of Invisalign in Atlantic Canada. Our Smile Team works with patients in Halifax Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswick, Summerside Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and Amherst Nova Scotia to help them achieve their dream smile. Continue reading “How an “Elite” Halifax Orthodontist Can Straighten Teeth Without Braces”

How to Avoid Getting Food Stuck in Your Braces

Sick and tired of getting food stuck in your braces? Wearing braces as an adult is hard enough. There’s nothing worse than eating lunch with a boss or client and all the while fearing that your entire meal has ended up stuck in your metal wires and brackets! (No one wants to have another ‘meal’ saved for later!) Good news: you don’t have to give up all your favourite foods to avoid that awkward food-stuck-in-my-braces look. All it takes is a few simple changes to avoid getting food stuck in your braces.

When you first get braces, your orthodontist probably told you to avoid foods that are sticky, crunchy or hard. Yes, this does mean you’ll need to steer clear of popcorn, caramel treats, pretzels, and gum. These foods can get caught between brackets and wires, creating a big gooey mess and causing tooth decay. But are there any foods that you can eat with braces? Absolutely! Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting Food Stuck in Your Braces”

Am I Too Old for Braces? 3 Amazing Benefits of Adult Braces

There was a time when having orthodontic treatment was considered strictly for children or teens. Adults who didn’t have their teeth straightened during their childhood or adolescence had simply “missed the boat” when it came to enjoying straighter, more attractive smiles and healthier teeth. But today, all that’s changed, and adult braces are becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, more adults than ever before are opting to have their teeth straightened with traditional braces, ceramic braces or removable aligner systems like Invisalign. Continue reading “Am I Too Old for Braces? 3 Amazing Benefits of Adult Braces”

Will My Child Need Braces? The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

For parents across Canada, helping their children stay as healthy as possible is one of their top priorities in life. That means making sure your child has routine checkups at the dentist and doctor, as well as ensuring they get the care they need for illnesses like colds and flu. But there’s another area of care that’s often overlooked by parents of young kids – early orthodontic intervention. In fact, while most parents may not even begin to think about braces until their child is in the pre-teen years, the Canadian Orthodontic Association recommends taking your child to see an orthodontist by the time they’re seven years old – or even earlier. Why so young? The reasons are actually pretty simple. Continue reading “Will My Child Need Braces? The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention”