Are My Teeth Too Bad For Invisalign?


People usually associate Invisalign with mild to moderate misalignment. Usually those with slightly angled teeth or overcrowding that has bothered them for too long. But what about people with severely crooked teeth with overlapping and overcrowding? We often get asked: Are my teeth too bad for Invisalign? The simple answer is… maybe, but probably not! Barring extreme cases, Invisalign is … Read More

Is Invisalign A Lot More Expensive Than Braces?


Cost is typically the most common barrier to orthodontic treatment. If you are worried about the price associated with braces or Invisalign, you are not alone! First, it is important to understand what treatment option is best for you. Some patients have the choice between braces or Invisalign, meaning that the effectiveness of each treatment is equal. However, sometimes one … Read More

Best Toothpaste for Braces


Good oral hygiene is an absolute necessity once you have braces. (Well, it always is, but it’s extra, extra important if you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment). This means brushing after every meal, flossing regularly and taking your time to do extra cleaning between the brackets and under the wires. It can also mean using extra tools like a small … Read More

Top Choice Award Winners


When patients visit South Surrey Smiles, it is our team’s goal to give them the best experience to make the orthodontic journey comfortable and enjoyable. It is our mission to create healthy, bright, life-changing smiles that give our patients a heightened level of confidence and overall happiness. For us, knowing our patients are happy and satisfied with their care is … Read More

Manual or Electric Toothbrush For Braces?

We often get asked which is better to brush your teeth with braces – electric or manual toothbrushes? While either option can produce a job well done, the quality of the job actually lies with the brusher themselves. In other words, it depends on how well the brusher brushes their teeth in the first place. The problem is that a … Read More

Invisalign on a Night Out: Tips and Tricks


Anyone using Invisalign has heard the drill before: the more you wear them, the faster and better they work. It’s recommended that people wear their Invisalign trays at least 22 hours each day. Yes, that’s basically all the time. The only reason to take them out is to eat or drink, and to brush your teeth and clean the trays. … Read More