Posts made in August, 2012

Have Braces? Getting Braces? Here’s What You Should Avoid

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Have Braces? Getting Braces? Here’s What You Should Avoid

If you’re getting braces soon or if you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment at HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, there’s a few things you should definitively avoid during your treatment – and things you should be sure to do.

Avoid Soda, Pop & Sugary Drinks

Flavoured drinks contain a considerable amount of sugar which feeds the bacteria in your mouth and creates a type of acid that attacks and erodes your enamel. Your teeth may be subject to an ‘acid attack’ for more than 20 minutes – during which time your teeth become more brittle and likely to chip or crack over time.

Take Care of Your Teeth

Weakened enamel usually makes your teeth more prone to cavities. If you find it difficult to give up sugary drinks altogether, take precautions against enamel erosion and cavities by sipping through a straw and rinsing your mouth immediately after with water.

Practice Correct Oral Health Care

Whether your have clear braces or Invisalign invisible aligners, it’s extremely important to practice correct oral health care and floss at least once a day and brush your teeth with a toothpaste recommended by your dentist or by your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho.

Contact us if you have any questions about how to care for your teeth during orthodontic treatment or if you would like to book an appointment.

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Fun Facts about Orthodontics

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

Fun Facts about Orthodontics

Did you know that the first orthodontic treatment was created in Ancient Rome?

Do you know who invented modern braces?

Can you name a famous person who’s undergone orthodontic treatment?

Read on to discover fun facts about orthodontics, brought to you by the dedicated team at your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho.

  •  Tom Cruise, Justin Beiber, Whoopi Goldberg and Katherine Heigl are all famous orthodontic treatment patients.
  • 1 in 5 patients who undergo orthodontic treatment are over the age of 21.
  • Orthodontics undergo 2-3 years of specialised post-graduate training.
  • Heat-activated wires used in today’s modern braces were originally developed by NASA.
  • Pliny the Elder suggested mechanical correct for misaligned teeth around 50 A.D.

 

Contact HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist if you have any questions about orthodontic treatment or if you would like to book an appointment.

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Back to School: New backpack, new pencilcase, new smile!

Posted on Aug 16, 2012

Back to School: New backpack, new pencilcase, new smile!

Your smile is your best accessory – it brightens up your look, goes with every outfit you own and gives you the self-confidence you need to tackle the challenges of day to day.

If you don’t like the look of your smile and believe that you, your smile and your self-confidence could benefit from the orthodontic treatments offered at HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, please contact our orthodontic team for a consultation or if you have any questions about the orthodontic treatments available at HGS Ortho.

As a top Richmond orthodontist or top Port Coquitlam orthodontist, we offer orthodontic treatments that can help you with your overbite, underbite, closed bite or open bite, excessive space between teeth and more. Our orthodontic treatments include:

If you need more information about our orthodontic treatments or if you would like to book an orthodontics consultation at your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho, please contact us today!

 

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Why Choose HGS Ortho as your Orthodontist?

Posted on Aug 9, 2012

Why Choose HGS Ortho as your Orthodontist?

Choosing an orthodontist doesn’t have to be a difficult, lengthy process, but we understand that you have a lot of questions about orthodontic treatment, payment options and the types of treatments available at HGS Ortho, your Richmond Orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist.

The team of orthodontic experts at HGS Ortho, your Richmond Orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, are here to answer all your questions. We understand that choosing an orthodontist may be one of the most important decisions in your life and we’re honoured that you’re considering HGS Ortho as your orthodontist.

What are some questions that you should ask yourself before contacting HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, and booking your consultation?

  • What don’t I like about my smile?

Whether your teeth are crooked, impacted or show signs of underbite, overbite, closed bite or open bite, or any other orthodontic imperfection, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho, can help you get your smile perfectly straight.

  • Can I get Invisalign? What if I’m not an Invisalign candidate?

Recent advances in Invisalign has made Invisalign a great choice for most patients who are looking for orthodontic treatment. However, we will not be able to determine if you are an Invisalign candidate until after your consultation. If you’re not an Invisalign candidate, don’t worry! Our clear braces can straighten your teeth with style.

  • How long will my treatment take?

Depending on the scope of your orthodontic treatment, you may be required to wear braces or aligners anywhere from 6 months to 2 years or more. We can estimate your treatment time after you’ve had a consultation at your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho.

If you have any more questions or would like to book your appointment at HGS Ortho, please contact us today by phone, email or online, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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Nervous about Going to the Orthodontist?

Posted on Aug 2, 2012

Nervous about Going to the Orthodontist?

At HGS Ortho, your Richmond Orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam Orthodontist, we are devoted to ensuring that your every visit to our offices is a comfortable, comforting experience. If you’re worried about your first visit to the orthodontist, don’t be! We’re orthodontic experts who truly care about our patients’ welfare.

What can you expect at your first visit?

Typically, new patients at our Richmond orthodontist or our Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho, can expect that detailed photos and xrays are to be taken in order to design an orthodontic treatment plan for their new, beautifully straight smile. At your first visit to our orthodontic office, you will gain answers to questions such as:

  • When can I begin orthodontic treatment?
  • What does my orthodontic treatment entail?
  • Will any of my teeth require extraction?
  • What will happen if I choose not to pursue orthodontic treatment?
  • What payment plans does my orthodontist offer?

HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, is here to help you achieve your best smile yet! Contact us today and book your orthodontic treatment consultation.

 

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