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Dr. Geoff Smith offer only the most effective dental treatment remedies for your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can generate great results when it comes to providing you with the smile you most desire. Both approaches can align your teeth and relieve crowding, spacing, cross bite, overbite, and underbites. Both methods of treatment come at a similar price.

You could take a cross-country road trip in a decades old economy car or you could enjoy the journey in a new luxury sedan. Both will get you to your destination, yet you will be much more comfortable driving across the country in the sedan. Likewise, your journey to a wonderful smile is a lot more comfortable and luxurious with Invisalign as opposed to classic braces.

Some of the discomfort you might experience with braces is significantly reduced with Invisalign. Because Invisalign is custom-fit for your mouth and made from durable plastic, you are sure to feel much less discomfort, irritability, and even pain. Unlike braces, there are no limitations to your meals; you can consume anything edible and within reason.

Of course you will certainly wish to brush and floss your teeth to prevent cavity enducing plaque accumulation, tooth discoloration, and oral decay. If you put on braces, these basic tasks can come to be rather a challenge. Invisalign aligners are quite simple to take out and switch out, so you could brush or floss like typical without having to function your method around any type of metal framework covering your teeth.
Appearance
You do not need to be shamed to reveal your teeth when you are using the Invisalign device. Because the aligners are almost unnoticeable, no person will certainly even see you are using them! Whether you are a teenager or an older grownup, you can live your life typically.

Orthognatic Surgery: Treating Your Jaw Problems

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Orthognatic Surgery: Treating Your Jaw Problems

Braces can generally treat all of your tooth/jaw issues, but if you have severe jaw problems you may require orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Learn the facts about orthognathic surgery from your Richmond and Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho. If your upper and lower jaws don’t overlap properly, you may have problems chewing. speaking, or resting well at night. These kind of problems are common in people with underbites, overbites, bites that are open or crossbites. The Port Coquiltam and Richmond orthodontic team at HGS Ortho can shift...

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Invisalign Braces: How Do They Work

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Invisalign Braces: How Do They Work

Many dental patients are curious about Invisalign braces and are constantly asking the dental team about Invisalign braces and how they work. As a preferred provider of Invisalign braces, we here at HGS Ortho want to keep our dental patients informed, outlining the Invisalign treatment and the decision process. So, how do they work? Invisalign braces work with cutting edge, 3-D technology, the dental team at HGS Ortho will create custom-made, clear aligners for your teeth and create a treatment plan specifically catered to you. You will wear...

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Braces: Common Problems And Quick Fixes

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Braces: Common Problems And Quick Fixes

Some problems with braces can have you waiting until your next appointment with Richmond orthodontist HGS Ortho, while other issues may require you to call us so that we can try to squeeze you in for a quick appointment to fix the problem. Keeping a few home remedies in mind for easily solvable common braces issues as well as recognizing when you’ll need to contact HGS Ortho, can help you know what to do if you have a problem. If the ends of your braces’ wires become loose from your teeth shifting, they may cause irritation in...

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Taking care of Your Smile after Invisalign Treatment

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Taking care of Your Smile after Invisalign Treatment

Now that you’ve done a great deal of work with HGS Ortho to get your best possible smile, you’re probably wondering what to do next. You’ve used your Invisalign aligner trays and taken care of your teeth, and now your treatment is done.! The thing is…you still have to care for your teeth to keep your stunning smile. Keep these things in mind when you think about your daily dental care regimen. Routine Dental Checkups You still need to have routine dental exams. Professional cleanings and X-rays make sure that both...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our HGS Ortho family to yours. May you have fun celebrating the joy of the season! Share this: Pin It

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How to Clean your Braces

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Clean your Braces

Keeping your teeth clean can be a simple process as it usually only involves three things – brushing, flossing, and rinsing. But how exactly do you clean your teeth when you have braces on? And how do you clean your braces in the first place? Braces are these intricate contraptions that help to realign and fix several dental complications. And like anything else, braces need to be maintained and kept clean so that they don’t degrade or become damaged. To make your life easier, here are some tips you should use when it comes to...

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Adult Orthodontics and You

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Adult Orthodontics and You

Today, there are many treatments and procedures that help individuals no matter what their age or dental health situation. However, all these innovations and advancements were not available to today’s adults when they were young. There are a lot of grown-ups who have lived their whole lives with dental abnormalities, incorrect bites, and misaligned teeth. Many have had to live with their dental problems all their lives, which may have had negative or adverse effects on their confidence and the way they approach people. Moreover, there are...

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Braces for Children: The Basics

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Braces for Children: The Basics

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first visit with an orthodontist at age 7 as a good way of predicting whether or not treatment will be required in the future. Although children are rarely fitted with braces until an average of about 10-14 years old, by age 7 their back teeth (molars) are established. From these molars, the orthodontists at HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam can predict many potential bite problems. The types of braces for children that may eventually be recommended by an...

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Orthodontic Treatment: When Do You Need It?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Orthodontic Treatment: When Do You Need It?

The best age to see an orthodontist for the first time is at 7 years old. It’s widely considered by orthodontists as the best age to first examine a patient as the molars (back teeth) are usually in and these help establish the child’s bite. From this early exam, a Richmond orthodontist at HGS Ortho is often able to get a good understanding of any potential bite problems. For parents, it can be beneficial to know ahead of time the likely type of orthodontic treatments that may be required for their child in the future. For...

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