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What Retainers Do & Why You Need To Wear One

What Retainers Do & Why You Need To Wear One

It's an exciting day when you have your braces removed, finally your straight new smile is revealed! But wait...you aren't quite finished with your orthodontic treatment yet...now you'll need to wear a retainer for awhile. Our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what retainers are and why you need to wear one after your braces come off.

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Tips For Adjusting to Living With Braces

Tips For Adjusting to Living With Braces

The team at Austin Heights Orthodontics in Coquitlam know that it can take some to get used to wearing braces. That's why, to help make your adjustment to braces a little easier we've put together a few tips for living with braces.

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Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Braces

Every one of our patients is unique, but the process of getting braces is much the same for everyone. Below, our Coquitlam orthodontists guide you step-by-step through the exciting process of getting your new braces put on.

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Invisalign® for Teens - Perfect for Busy Teen Lifestyles

Invisalign® for Teens - Perfect for Busy Teen Lifestyles

Invisalign® for Teens can be the ideal orthodontic treatment for active teenagers. Today, our Coquitlam orthodontist explains how Invisalign teen aligners help to make orthodontic treatment more easier for teens. 

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Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures While You Have Braces

Say 'Cheese' - Look Great in Pictures While You Have Braces

Are you too worried about how your smile will look with braces to smile openly in pictures? Today our Coquitlam orthodontists share some tips on how you can look your very best in pictures, while you have braces.

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What You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

What You Can & Cannot Eat While Wearing Braces

While braces have become more comfortable and studier over recent years, there are still foods you should avoid eating while you have braces. Our Coquitlam orthodontists explain which foods you can eat, and which foods you cannot eat, while you have braces. 

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Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign vs Braces

Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both effective orthodontic treatment options. To help you decide which option is best to straighten your smile, here's more about braces and Invisalign from our Coquitlam orthodontists.

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Braces Adjustments - What to Expect

Braces Adjustments - What to Expect

When you have braces, returning to your Coquitlam orthodontist periodically for adjustments is an important part of your treatment. Here's more on what to expect when you visit us for your adjustment appointments. 

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Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Why try Invisalign® before braces?

Straightening your smile with Invisalign® is easy! In fact, Invisalign offers a number of benefits when compared to traditional metal braces. Here's more from our Coquitlam orthodontist on why you should consider Invisalign for straightening your teeth. 

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Travelling with Braces

Travelling with Braces

Travelling when you have braces can be somewhat complicated, but planning ahead can help you to avoid running into issues. Our Coquitlam orthodontists share some tips to help you stay on track with your orthodontic treatment during your next vacation.

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