News & Updates from Austin Heights Orthodontics

Read our blogs for tips, advice and important information about braces and orthodontics in Coquitlam.


What can I use to supplement orthodontic treatment?

What can I use to supplement orthodontic treatment?

If you're looking for a way to safely supplement your orthodontic treatment in order to achieve a straight new smile faster, OrthoPulse might be right for you. 

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic wax is a product that will help make your braces treatment more comfortable. Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists answers some frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax. 

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What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Elastics

Orthodontic elastics are an important element of traditional metal braces. These tiny rubber bands come in a rainbow of colours that patients can choose from. Here's a little more about your orthodontic elastics.

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Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Should I get teeth whitening after braces?

Often orthodontic patients decide to have their teeth whitened after their treatment is complete. Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain why.

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Types of Braces: Lingual

Types of Braces: Lingual

Over the years there has been a lot of progress in regards to the variety of orthodontic treatments available. Lingual braces sit on the backs of the teeth and are proving popular for people with concerns about the appearance of traditional metal braces.

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Play them up or down? Makeup Tips for Braces

Play them up or down? Makeup Tips for Braces

Whether you'd like to highlight your braces, or camouflage them a bit, here are some makeup tips to help you get the look you want.

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Portable Snack Options for People with Braces

Portable Snack Options for People with Braces

Dietary limitations caused by wearing braces can make packing a lunch of school or work difficult at first. Here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options to get you started.

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Is Acceledent safe?

Is Acceledent safe?

AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can accelerate your orthodontic treatment process by up to 50%. But is it safe?

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 The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

People generally decide to undergo orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons. However, there are a number of dental health benefits to having straight teeth! Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists explain what they are.

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Types of Braces: A Little About Traditional Metal Braces

Types of Braces: A Little About Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are what most people think of when they picture braces. Here, our Coquitlam orthodontists talk a little about these classic orthodontic appliances.

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Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

If you have uneven or crooked teeth, you might feel embarrassed or insecure. For many people however, the solution – braces – can also cause confidence issues. Here are a few tips to help you to feel confident while wearing braces.

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

When undergoing Invisalign treatment, there are some essentials that you will need to have with you to keep your aligners clean and fresh while on the go.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments. But don’t forget to keep visiting your dentist, too!

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How do I brush my teeth with braces?

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Cleaning your teeth properly becomes even more important than usual when you have braces. Fortunately, while you’ll have to take extra care, brushing your teeth with braces is quite easy… it just requires a little patience!

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

Your First Orthodontic Consultation: What to Expect

When visiting your Vancouver orthodontist for the first time, the orthodontist will determine the nature of your misalignment issues, and your treatment options will be reviewed with you.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

If there’s one thing each and every orthodontics patient learns during treatment, it’s to adjust! And you'll have to do it all over again once your braces come off.

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What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

What To Do About a Loose Wire on Your Braces

During your orthodontic treatment, the sires on your braces may occasionally become loose. If this happens, make an appointment with your orthodontist. Meanwhile, here’s what to do.

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How To Floss with Braces

How To Floss with Braces

Flossing can be more than a little tricky to master when you first get your braces! The following instructions and tips will help you effectively floss with braces, and keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Getting Invisalign

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

If you need to get your teeth straightened, you know to go see an orthodontist. However, you may not know exactly what an orthodontist's skill set entails. We would like to help educate you on what an orthodontist actually does.

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Orthodontic patients all have one thing in common: they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life.

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Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

Sore? Try a Saline Rinse

As you progress with your orthodontic treatment, you may feel some soreness in your mouth. A saline rinse can manage discomfort and also promote healing.

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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual braces may be the orthodontic treatment you've been looking for. They force consistent wear and are nearly invisible when worn. As with any orthodontic treatment, they have their pros and cons.

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