Permanent vs. Removable Retainers – What works for you?

For those of you considering getting braces, it’s hard to understate how important your retainer will be for maintaining your new smile. Retainers are typically worn after your braces are removed to keep your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. While you may feel like getting your braces off is the end of the journey, it’s really the beginning of a new one – Perfect Smile Journey Part II: Retaining Your Straight Teeth. (more…)
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Dr. Strelzow’s Life in the Fast Lane

  Dr. Strelzow has practiced orthodontics for more than 30 years, but he’s been racing vintage cars for even longer. When he’s not working with patients at OrthoArts or researching the latest orthodontic technology, Dr. Strelzow can be found behind the wheel of a car or in his garage restoring his latest treasure. Dr. Strelzow and his wife, Lee-Ann, grew up around cars. They belong to the Sports Car Club of British Columbia and the Vintage Racing Club of BC and have motorsport competition/racing licenses in Canada, the United States and Mexico. (more…)
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Break Free from your Braces Faster

  Braces can really put a dent in a person’s confidence, and with most people needing to wear them anywhere between 12 to 24 months, the time it takes to perfect a smile can sometimes feel like an eternity! But there’s good news. Patients no longer have to wear their braces as long thanks to AcceleDent Aura – technology that uses gentle vibrations to move teeth faster. (more…)
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It’s Never Too Late To Set Your Teeth Straight

  While we tend to think of braces as a teenage right of passage, more and more adults are heading to the orthodontist these days. If you’re thinking, “Yeah right, I’m a professional; I can’t look like an awkward teenager for a couple of years while my pearly whites move into place,” don’t worry. (more…)
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Wedding Planning Season is Here! Why Your Smile Should Be on the “To-Do” List

Are you thinking about getting married in the near future? Then it’s a good time to start thinking about your smile. If you’ve never loved your smile and have always wanted to improve it, you’ll want to start thinking about visiting us the finest Orthodontist in Vancouver as soon as possible because straightening your teeth can take around 18 months. (more…)
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