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Whether you have just started your orthodontic treatment, or need a refresher – we have some great tips to help you! It’s easy to develop bad habits or become forgetful. However, our daily habits determine our results. Follow our suggestions to keep your smile healthy and your treatment on track!


Diligent Dental Care 

Let’s start with the basics, brushing and flossing. This is important to do every time after you eat, and before bed. When food particles are left in your mouth and on your braces they can lead to cavities, swollen gums, bad breath and periodontal disease.

Keep A Healthy Diet

Eat your fruits, veggies and drink plenty of water! This will help strengthen your tooth enamel as well as reduce the risk for cavities.

Avoid Hard, Crunchy and Sticky Foods 

We want your treatment to stay on track. Eating hard, crunchy or sticky foods such as nuts, caramels, and popcorn can cause damage to your orthodontic appliance.

Avoid Stain-Causing Foods 

Limit food and drinks that are more prone to causing stains. For example coffee, tea, or any items with food colouring.


Your smile looks its best… when you’re smiling! Whether you are wearing Invisalign clear aligners which are discreet or clear braces, show off your smile. Studies have shown that the more you smile, the happier you’ll feel and the more others will trust you. Plus, it creates a ripple effect!

Are you looking for a new orthodontist in Markham?

Dr. Krista Lee, along with our team of friendly staff at Unionville Orthodontics will work with you and your family to create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. We offer flexible payment plans to help eliminate financial barriers.

Call and schedule an appointment today to find out how we can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!

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