Posts made in September, 2013

How to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

How to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign

If you’re not sure if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, the best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to book a consultation at HGS Ortho. We have offices in both Richmond, BC and Port Coquitlam, BC to better serve the Lower Mainland. Our consultations help you determine not only if you’re an Invisalign candidate, but also what to expert for your Invisalign treatment, treatment outlines, treatment costs and more. We can help understand why Invisalign may not be a good option for you, and what your alternative options, such as clear braces, might be.

However, if you would like to take an Invisalign self-test, the official Invisalign website has a short questionnaire that can give you an idea of whether or not you’re a candidate for Invisalign. As it is self-reported, your results may differ from the results of an orthodontist, but it’s a very good start.

If you have any questions about Invisalign, orthodontic treatment or if you would like to book an appointment, please contact HGS Ortho at your earliest convenience.

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Facts about Orthodontics & Orthodontists

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

Facts about Orthodontics & Orthodontists

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists is a great initial research tool. Read their orthodontics guide to learn why orthodontics is important, why you would benefit from undergoing orthodontic treatment, the science behind orthodontics and whether or not it’s ever too late for orthodontic treatment.

Do you have more questions or would like more information regarding orthodontics, clear braces and/or Invisalign? The orthodontists at HGS Ortho would be happy to help you understand what your orthodontic treatment would entail. Give us a call or contact us on our online contact form. We look forward to helping you have a healthy, straight smile for life.

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How much colour does your smile have?

Posted on Sep 12, 2013

How much colour does your smile have?

We’d like to encourage all of our patients to have fun while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Check out this fun online brace colour selector that can help you plan for your orthodontic treatment by showing you what different coloured brackets look like.

Coloured brackets can be a great way to celebrate your personal style while undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can show off your favourite colours, your team spirit or change it up for the holidays. We’re happy to help you have a great orthodontic experience at HGS Ortho. Give us a call or contact us online to book a consultation.

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Pinterest your Braces!

Posted on Sep 5, 2013

Pinterest your Braces!

We recently came across this great pinterest board featuring braces-themed images, celebrities with braces, and even a giraffe wearing braces. Which one is your favourite? We’re partial to the tooth fairy chart pillow.

Do you enjoy Pinterest? Have you pinned images of your own braces? Did you know you could choose the colour of your wires and brackets to show off your team spirit or fashion sense?

Are you not sure you need braces? Maybe you’ve heard of Invisalign invisible aligners? We’re here to answer all your questions about braces, Invisalign and straight teeth. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment and we can help you have a pinterest-worthy smile!

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