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

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. More»

Crooked Teeth: More Than “Just” a Cosmetic Problem

Crooked Teeth

Undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten and realign crooked teeth is commonly considered a cosmetic option focused on making a person’s teeth and smile appear more attractive and well-cared for. But the truth is, orthodontics is about a lot more than aesthetics; having braces can also help you enjoy healthier teeth and gums and ward off tooth decay, gum disease and even bite-related problems like temporomandibular joint disorder and chronic headaches. More»

Invisalign or Braces: Which is Right for Your Smile?

Invisalign or Braces

Do you hesitate to smile for photos? Do you feel self-conscious laughing or talking because of your teeth? A crooked smile can be downright embarrassing as an adult. Unfortunately, many adults are reluctant to straighten their teeth because they are worried about the cost, discomfort and perceived embarrassment associated with braces. Delaying orthodontic work, however, can ultimately lead to bigger problems down the road. Crooked teeth that do not fit together may look unattractive right now, but things could get even worse should tooth decay or gum disease occur. Straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall oral health, reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease that go hand-in-hand with overcrowding or misaligned teeth. Invisalign or Braces can help, but which is right for your smile? More»

Study: A Beautiful, Healthy-looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Healthy looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Let’s face it: If braces were free, just about anyone with crowded or crooked teeth would have orthodontic treatment. But because braces cost money, that makes a lot of people falter when deciding whether or not to get treatment – and that’s usually because of one or two common misconceptions: 1. They’re not worth it, or 2. They can’t afford it. More»

Your Most Common Braces Questions Answered!

Regardless of your age, when you make the decision to start orthodontic treatment, you’ll almost certainly be curious about the process. Luckily for you, the team here at Docbraces is happy to provide answers to all of your braces questions and concerns. In this post, we’re going to answer some of the most common braces questions we’ve received from patents over the years. Our hope is that with the answers to your questions, you’ll have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself or a family member.


Choosing An Invisalign Provider

Have you finally made the choice to look into improving your health and your smile with Invisalign treatment? Congratulations! Now it’s time to take the next step and find the right Invisalign provider. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that. We’ll start by providing you with information on why you should make the choice to commit to Invisalign treatment. From there, we’ll touch on why you should choose to have your treatment done by an Elite Invisalign provider. Finally, we’ll let you know why Docbraces is such a convenient option for patients of all ages. When you’re finished reading this post, you can feel confident that you have all the information you’ll need to choose the best Invisalign provider for you.


Adult Orthodontics: It’s Never Too Late for a Perfect Smile!

Braces and Invisalign - New Year's Resolution

Often, when parents bring their children into the Docbraces office, they’ll mention that they wish they had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger. We’re always quick to point out that it’s never too late for adult orthodontics! As a matter of fact, we routinely treat patients who are up to 70 and sometimes even older. Truly, if you are interested in adult orthodontics in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted, reduce pain or give your overall health a boost, it’s never been easier! In this post, we’re going to give you all the information you need to know about adult orthodontics, from the discreet treatments options that are available, to the health benefits that are associated with properly aligned teeth. When you’re finished reading, it’s our hope that you’ll have the information you need to make a decision on adult orthodontics that is right for you!


Six Tips for Taking The Perfect Selfie

At Docbraces, we’re big fans of “the selfie”. Selfies, or photographs you take of yourself, are a great way to improve self confidence, share funny moments, and, our personal favourite, show off your smile! Over the past year, selfies have become more and more popular: the word was officially added to the dictionary, the infamous “Oscars” selfie became the true winner of that night, and most everyone features the occasional selfie on their Instagram page—even us! Find us at: @docbraces or #docbraces. So if you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, now’s time! And, if you’re not yet a selfie addict, as they say, here are a few tips to perfect your selfie style. More»

Smile to Improve Your Health and Confidence

Have you ever met someone who oozes confidence? They always seem to have control of the room, and are absolutely certain of themselves. They never seem to trip over their words, or shy away from a crowd. They walk with boldness, and take every opportunity that comes their way. These people likely earn your respect with ease, and it seems like everyone is drawn to them.

Perhaps you feel like you’ll never get there. Instead, you may hang back from the crowd, and speak nervously around others. Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine ourselves as a person who walks into a room with no fear. The good news is that self-confidence is something that grows as you work to become more assured in who you are. More»

Why Getting Braces Makes You Smile More

Besides not being afraid of showing off your teeth at parties or job interviews and every situation in-between, there are lots of reasons why orthodontic treatment will help you feel more confident about showing off your pearly whites. Orthodontic treatment has several clear benefits that will boost your self-esteem and increase your overall quality of life. More»