Orthoyours Blog

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Our smile is one of the first things noticed by others. Although a crooked smile is just as special as a straight one, having crooked teeth may actually pose a threat to our health over time. As soon as our baby teeth start to come in, maintaining appropriate oral health is crucial. By monitoring and caring for baby teeth, we can help prepare for the final set of adult teeth soon to follow. Parents often worry about their child inheriting their imperfect smile, while much of the world ends up having naturally crooked teeth.

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Smile-Friendly Summer Snacks

Summer is upon us, and at Orthodontically Yours, we know people throughout Thornhill and Mississauga are looking forward to a season of endless afternoons and plenty of tasty treats. But if you're celebrating your first summer with braces this year, you'll need to have a little caution. Many of the foods and snacks we most love to enjoy during summer can pose a serious threat to braces. As your dedicated orthodontist in the Thornhill and Mississauga areas, we're here to make orthodontic treatment easier – so here's our guide to the best braces-friendly summer snacks.

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The Dangers Of DIY Braces

Youtube do it yourself (DIY) videos are great for many things, but one thing they shouldn’t be used for is orthodontic care. At Orthodontically Yours, we want to promote and provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in Thornhill and Mississauga, and we want to discourage all patients from any type of DIY braces. Our orthodontists and staff understand that braces or Invisalign can be a right of passage for any young person, but that doesn’t mean you should ever experiment with DIY braces. Unfortunately, there is a new trend occurring online where videos of how to make your own braces at home are surfacing. Many preteens and teenagers are trying to do this and severely damaging their teeth and mouths. Learn why this trend can be quite harmful to your oral health with our Mississauga and Thornhill orthodontists.

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Adjusting To Life With Invisalign

Here at Orthodontically Yours, our experienced orthodontists and staff know the importance of having a beautiful, healthy smile! With two offices conveniently located in Mississauga, ON & Thornhill, ON, Orthodontically Yours is proud to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments to successfully straighten your teeth, including offering Invisalign for both teens and adults.

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Tips And Tricks For Flossing With Braces

As orthodontic specialists, our team knows that a good oral hygiene regimen is imperative to maintaining a healthy, great looking smile — but sometimes orthodontic treatments like braces can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth. That’s why we’ve collected these helpful tips and tricks for you to make flossing with braces easier.

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Worst Foods For Braces

Orthodontically Yours care about your smile and your health. Now is a crucial time to take care of your braces to maximize your treatment time and effectiveness. Besides properly brushing and flossing every day, there are some foods you would be wise to stay away from.

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National Facial Protection Month

April Is National Facial Protection Month & To Encourage Our Patients To Keep Their Mouths Safe, We’ve Supplied Some Information. Schedule A Visit With Us.

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Infectious Smiles

A smile can be very infectious. Just a simple smile from someone that you like can cause your lips to curl up into a grin of your very own. It can transmit the positive feelings and energy from one person to another with just the movement of a handful of muscles. Unfortunately, though, a smile isn’t the only thing about your mouth that can be infectious. Mouths also carry plenty of diseases that can be transmitted if you or others aren’t careful. As your providers of Thornhill and Mississauga orthodontics, such as Invisalign, we at Orthodontically Yours would like to tell you more about it.

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DIY Braces

When you’re looking for a straighter smile, we encourage you to come visit your provider of Thornhill and Mississauga Invisalign and braces here at Orthodontically Yours. We want to stress how important it is to visit a qualified professional to straighten your teeth because of the latest trend that’s going around on social media – DIY braces. Instead of going to see an actual orthodontist, many patients are resorting to using string, dental floss, rubber bands, and other household items to try to straighten their teeth. We probably shouldn’t have to say how horrifying this is, but just in case, here are just a handful of the many reasons as to why you should leave orthodontics to your Mississauga and Thornhill orthodontist and not attempt DIY braces.

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Dentists vs. Orthodontists

At Orthodontically Yours, we’re proud to be your provider of Mississauga and Thornhill clear braces and other orthodontics. It’s our goal to give you a straighter and more beautiful smile in as convenient and comfortable of a manner as possible. We place our patients first and we’re always glad to help in any way we can and answer all of your questions about the orthodontic process. One such question that we actually get asked quite often is about what the difference is between dentists and orthodontists. We’d be glad to tell you the answer.

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How Are Braces Removed?

When your orthodontic treatment is over, it’ll be time to get your braces removed – as we’re sure you’ll be looking forward to! Your Thornhill and Mississauga orthodontist will be glad to take care of this part of the orthodontic treatment, utilizing the utmost of care to make sure that you’re comfortable during the procedure. As your providers of Thornhill and Mississauga Invisalign, metal braces, and other high-quality orthodontic treatments, we at Orthodontically Yours would like to explain a bit more about this vital part of the process.

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Teeth Tips for the Summer

At Orthodontically Yours, it’s our goal to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Through our orthodontics, including our many types of braces and Invisalign, we’ll have you proud of your teeth and your smile. Whether you’re on the path to attaining your best smile or you’ve already attained it, it’s still important for you to protect your teeth and make sure that nothing harmful happens to them. As your trusted Mississauga and Thornhill orthodontist, we’d like to give you a few tips for keeping your teeth safe during the upcoming summer months.

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Orthodontically Yours Contests

At Orthodontically Yours, we're incredibly grateful to our patients for helping us improve smiles every day – and we're always looking for ways to give back. That's why we're proud to have Orthodontically Yours Contests, which give our patients a fun way to earn rewards points that they can redeem towards their orthodontic treatment! Our contests are a simple, fun way to earn rewards, and we run a new contest every month. And participating couldn't be easier!

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