Quiz: Do I Need Braces?

“Do I Need Braces?” For some, getting braces can take some serious consideration. The trick when deciding if braces are the right choice for you is to ask the right questions. At South Surrey Smiles, we want our patients to be able to get this information easily, which is why we offer free consultations. However, for those who are still … 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

Can I Wear Braces with Crowns on Teeth?


We are thrilled that more adults than ever are inquiring about orthodontic treatments and taking the brave step to get braces. We believe that it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted! While young people come in with questions like, “how long will I have to wear them?” and “can I still chew gum?”, adults have a … Read More

Can I have braces if I have Crowns, Root Canals, Missing Teeth or Implants?


Many adults wonder if they can have braces or if it’s too late. The answer is: there is no age limit on self-improvement! It is important for adults to have straight teeth to achieve excellent oral health so that the teeth can last a lifetime. There are other questions that are unique to adults inquiring about braces. These questions have … Read More

Glossary: A List Of Common Terms An Orthodontist Would Use


Every profession has its own glossary of jargon. Orthodontics is no different! So, for those of you who are curious, we thought we would share some of our lingo! Here’s a quick list of some of the most common words we use. Band No, not like the Rolling Stones. An orthodontic band is a stainless steel ring that is contoured … Read More

Preventing Gum Disease While You Have Braces


There are many reasons to commit to orthodontic treatment, such as braces. Most importantly is the reason of oral health. When teeth are straight, there is less chance to develop gum disease and tooth decay. However, wearing braces can cause more of a challenge of keeping the teeth clean in the short term because food and debris can collect around … Read More