Posts made in May, 2012

Have Braces? Here’s How You Can Avoid Plaque!

Posted on May 24, 2012

Have Braces? Here’s How You Can Avoid Plaque!

The dental team at HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam would like to congratulate you on choosing to straighten your teeth through orthodontic treatment! Straightening your smile is one of the best decisions you could make because a straight smile is a confident smile, opening up a world of opportunity for you. A straight smile is also cost-effective, saving you in treatments and dental appointments in the future.

However, cleaning your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment can be tricky – and without proper cleaning, plaque can build up on your teeth. Plaque is the name for the film of bacteria that resides on your teeth and can cause tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis (gum inflammation) and bad breath.

Here are the best ways to avoid issues with your teeth during orthodontic treatment:

  • Brush after every meal if possible and use a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Ask HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam for recommendation for specially-designed toothbrushes that will make it easier to brush your teeth during your orthodontic treatment.
  • Avoid sweet drinks and snacks between meals – these can promote bacterial growth.
  • Carefully floss before going to bed.

Follow these valuable tips and contact HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam if you have any more questions about proper oral health care during orthodontic treatment.

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Ceramic Braces – Your Clear Choice for Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on May 17, 2012

Ceramic Braces – Your Clear Choice for Orthodontic Treatment

Generally when people picture braces, they picture the traditional metal braces and wires that can lead to embarrassment or self-consciousness.

If you have been avoiding orthodontic treatment for aesthetic and style reasons, HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam has good news for you!

Clear ceramic braces are practically invisible and offer you the same treatment efficacy as traditional metal braces but use less force and friction – which translates into less discomfort and a happier orthodontic treatment for you. Clear ceramic braces – the brackets, to be specific – are generally smaller and smoother than metal brackets.

Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing your chances of tooth decay, cavities and tooth loss. Show your commitment to straight teeth and great oral health care and keep smiling, during your treatment and after, with clear ceramic braces.

Contact HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam for more information about clear ceramic braces or to book an appointment.

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Is Invisalign For You? Check Out Our Infograph!

Posted on May 10, 2012

Is Invisalign For You? Check Out Our Infograph!

Enjoy the Invisalign Infograph below (click to enlarge!) provided by HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam and see why Invisalign Invisible Aligners could be the clear choice for your Orthodontic treatment.

Contact us if you have any questions about Invisalign Invisible Aligners or if you would like to book your Invisalign Appointment at HGS Orthodontics today! 

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Find Your Perfect Smile With Invisalign

Posted on May 3, 2012

Find Your Perfect Smile With Invisalign

If you want a straight smile but don’t want the hassle of metal braces, Invisalign Invisible aligners may be the clear solution for you.

Invisalign is an orthodontic innovation that uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal braces to straighten your teeth. At HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam, our dedicated team of Invisalign providers would love to give you the perfect smile you deserve!

Practically invisible, Invisalign aligners will give you the freedom to smile with confidence and enjoy life to the fullest. Cleaning your teeth is also incredibly easy with Invisalign – Invisalign invisible aligners are completely removable, which also means that you can enjoy all your favourite foods without any worries.

The Invisalign technology comes with yet another bonus – very little pain or discomfort is associated with the Invisalign aligners so if you’ve put off straightening your smile for fear of the pain associated with traditional metal braces, there’s good news for you. Invisalign aligners are virtually pain-free.

Patients are advised to follow directions carefully, and to make regular appointments at HGS Orthodontics. We’ll make sure your Invisalign aligners are working properly to give you a fantastic smile and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about Invisalign or the progress of your treatment.

Contact us at HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam today to find out if Invisalign is right for you or to book your Invisalign invisible aligners appointment.

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