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Management of Crowding in Mixed Dentition With Invisalign First
09/05/2022

Children with mixed dentition have both baby teeth and adult teeth. This can lead to crowding, which is difficult to manage. At Discover Orthodontics, we recommend Invisalign at our Burlington and Brampton offices for patients who need to gradually shift their teeth into place.

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Clear Aligners Target Young Patients with Mixed Dentition
08/02/2022

Discover Orthodontics offers quality, comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. During orthodontic consultations, our orthodontist explains how braces, clear aligners, or Invisalign can be used to correct dental problems. Orthodontics deals with the correction of improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Using clear aligners with mixed dentition, young patients can correct their teeth without braces.

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Orthodontic Headgear: Does It Help Improve Teeth?
07/01/2022

At Discover Orthodontics, many new patients searching for a Waterdown orthodontist serving the Brampton and Burlington area, are pleased to discover that we provide orthodontic headgear for those with underbite or overbite problems. This is an external appliance used to guide bone growth and tooth development. In most cases, it is worn for 12 to 14 hours during the day and removed at night.

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Do's and Don'ts Following Oral Surgery
06/08/2022

Going into oral surgery can be scary, especially if you’ve never had surgery before. And while the surgery might go smoothly during the procedure, what do you do once you’ve gone home? At Discover Orthodontics, we want all patients to feel confident and secure about their treatment when they leave the office. This is especially important if a patient receives oral surgery; post-op is just as important as the surgery itself. If you’re about to go into surgery, learn the do’s and don’ts so you can have a successful recovery.

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Is It Safe To Get Digital X-Rays While Pregnant?
06/01/2022

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! This is an exciting time for anyone. While your body is going through changes, it doesn’t mean you should abandon your oral health. Going to dental/orthodontic visits are important, especially when you’re pregnant and prone to pregnancy gingivitis. And if you go into the office, chances are you will need to have dental X-rays taken. But are X-rays safe during pregnancy? At Discover Orthodontics, we’ll break down the facts about x-rays and pregnancy, and what you should know going forward.

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Tips for Making it Through Your First Week With Braces
05/11/2022

Getting used to braces can be hard, especially if you’ve never had them before. Being on your first week of braces is an adjustment, but it can be manageable! At Discover Orthodontics, we strive to give the best care and resources to our patients. Whether they’re in or out of the office, Dr. Iwasiuk and staff are here to help! If you’re new to braces, here are tips to help you get through your first week.

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Digital vs. Traditional Dental Impressions
04/21/2022

If you were fitted for braces or Invisalign a few years ago, you probably remember the strange and slightly unpleasant process of getting your dental impressions taken. This impression is very important because it records the exact shape of your teeth and bite, allowing your appliance to be crafted precisely to fit your anatomy and begin the process of shifting your teeth. At Discover Orthodontics, we use new and improved technology to create a “digital impression” of our patient’s teeth in Waterdown, ON. Here is a brief overview of the difference between traditional and digital dental impressions.

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9 Things You Need to Know About Invisalign Braces
02/16/2022

One of the most popular ways to straighten teeth these days is with Invisalign clear aligners, a high-tech orthodontic treatment that delivers incredible results without the need for a permanent appliance like traditional braces. At Discover Orthodontics, we have transformed the smiles of countless patients in Burlington, ON using Invisalign, and here are 9 things you should know before embarking on your Invisalign journey.

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Tips for Caring for Orthodontic Appliances
12/02/2021

At Discover Orthodontics, we provide quality, comprehensive orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. Our orthodontist takes the time to sit with patients and talk through the orthodontic treatment, how to clean their braces or Invisalign, and how to care for their orthodontic appliances. These are all important steps to take when keeping your orthodontic treatment on track. If your orthodontic treatment involves wearing an orthodontic appliance, ensure that you take great care of it and wear it for the recommended number of hours per day.

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How to Clean & Care for Your Retainer
11/15/2021

Once your braces have been removed, you’ll be one step closer to the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed about. However, you’re not quite out of the woods yet. Discover Orthodontics finishes every orthodontic treatment with a retention phase. Our orthodontist will go over why a retainer is important for your new smile and how long you can expect to wear the retainer.

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Invisalign in Brampton and Burlington, ON
10/15/2021

Invisalign is already making huge strides in orthodontic treatment for countless patients, but there is a brand new way to enhance treatment, even more, called AcceleDent. For Invisalign in Burlington, ON visit Discover Orthodontics. Using AcceleDent can speed up the Invisalign process so patients can see results sooner than ever before.

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7 Rewarding Benefits of Invisalign
09/17/2021

Invisalign remains to be one of the most popular options in the market right now in orthodontics. There are many reasons why people love Invisalign, but the biggest factor is it’s convenience. For many, it has given people a reason to turn to orthodontic treatment. At Discover Orthodontics, we are proud to offer all types of braces and treatments that fit people’s certain needs. Whether you’re a child, teen, or an adult, Invisalign can be a great option for those who want straight teeth without compromising looks.

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Invisalign vs. Damon Braces
07/15/2021

When it comes to straightening your teeth, picking a treatment plan that is right for you can ensure that you get the beautiful teeth you have always wanted in the smallest amount of time. But with all the new treatments and effective options, how do you pick which treatment is best for you? Here at Discover Orthodontics in Burlington and Brampton, ON, we offer an array of orthodontic treatments and we make it easy to understand the benefits of each option. Whether you are interested in getting Invisalign or Damon Braces, you can find out below how to decide which treatment is best for your smile!

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Excellent Orthodontic treatment in Brampton, ON!
06/17/2021

If you are curious about Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment you hope can improve your smile, the best thing to do is consult a highly qualified orthodontic practitioner like our team here at Discover Orthodontics. With our state-of-the-art equipment and warm atmosphere, we have helped countless patients across Brampton, ON achieve the smile of their dreams with results that last a lifetime. Invisalign Clear Aligners are a cost-effective, low-impact way to straighten teeth; read on to find out if they are right for you.

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7 Questions Every Parent Has About Invisalign for Teens
12/28/2020

At Discover Orthodontics, we strive to provide every patient with individualized orthodontic care that is customized to their teeth and orthodontic needs. For the majority of our teenage patients, this means developing and designing Invisalign clear aligners to slowly shift their teeth to the desired position.

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Adult Orthodontic Treatment
12/14/2020

Many adults think they are "too old" for orthodontic treatment, but nothing could be further from the truth. In today's world, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment may be slightly different compared to children and teens, but advances in orthodontics offer more treatment options that are both more comfortable and discreet.

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Benefits of An Orthodontist vs. DIY At-Home Treatments
11/16/2020

The face of shopping, healthcare, personal care, and cooking are all changing. By simply answering a few questions and adding your shipping and billing information a seemingly endless list of items can be delivered to your door without you ever having to leave the comfort of your home.

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The Different Types of Retainers After Braces or Invisalign
10/15/2020

You’ve completed your traditional braces or your Invisalign orthodontic treatment and now what? You may think that your orthodontic journey ends here, but think again! In order to ensure that your orthodontist Dr. Bart Iwasiuk's work is preserved and your new beautiful smile doesn’t become misaligned again, you’ll need to wear a dental retainer. What exactly is a retainer, you ask? Retainers are dental appliances which have been designed to help your teeth hold their new position. They assist your teeth until their roots have cemented within their new position and your gums and dental tissue have fully healed, also grabbing ahold of your teeth’s new position.

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Benefits of Invisalign During Covid-19 Pandemic
09/01/2020

At Discover Orthodontics, Dr. Bart Iwasiuk and his team are proud to be a certified Elite provider of Invisalign clear aligners, an alternative to braces that allow you to achieve a straight smile without clunky metal brackets and wires. As we navigate through the new normal and look to the future, the benefits of Invisalign now go far beyond just achieving a beautiful smile.

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How To Keep Your Invisalign Clean
04/01/2020

You are looking forward to unveiling the perfect smile after your Invisalign treatment, but there are some things you will have to do to achieve smile perfection. Discover Orthodontics, your Brampton, ON, orthodontist, believes that valuable information is part of their treatment process, and they are providing the following recommendations for properly caring for your Invisalign retainers. This information will help you obtain the best results, so you will not have to replace your retainers.

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Invisalign vs. At-Home Aligners
03/15/2020

When patients visit our Brampton and Burlington orthodontist’s office to learn about Invisalign, many have questions about at-home aligner systems. These “do-it-yourself” aligners purport to offer all the benefits of orthodontic treatment at a lower cost and with no office visits. Naturally, many people are skeptical. At Discover Orthodontics, we are dedicated to educating our patients. So, here is a little information on this comparison.

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Importance of A Perfect Bite
03/14/2019

Our braces aren’t simply for giving a patient a straighter and more attractive smile – they can also treat bad bites, also known as malocclusions. Malocclusions, such as overbites, underbites, crowding, and crossbites, can negatively affect the way that your mouth functions, which is why it’s so important to undergo orthodontic treatment to get these problems corrected.

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Why Should I Consider Early Orthodontic Treatment?
10/11/2018

Discover Orthodontics believes in quality service for the whole family. For both adults and children, orthodontic care can be life-changing. But how do you know when to take your child to the family orthodontist? Early orthodontic treatment can set the course for an effective and simpler orthodontic process.

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How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
08/09/2018

Once you’ve made the decision to get orthodontic treatment, you may be in quite a hurry to experience the transformation that happens with your new, beautiful, confident smile. Unfortunately, your teeth are pretty set in their ways and they aren’t going to move permanently without a lot of coercion.

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When To Change My Retainer
05/23/2018

Since your retainer is something that sticks with you for a long time, it’s highly unlikely that it will go unscathed. You’re not the first person to accidentally drop or step on your retainer, and believe us when we say that we’ve seen things happen to retainers that were much crazier and much worse

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Effect Of Orthodontics On Overall Health
05/02/2018

Orthodontic treatment improves the look of your smile, but it also provides lasting health benefits that affect your entire body. If you're interested in pursuing a new smile for yourself, we can help

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New Mandibular Advancement Feature
02/15/2018

The new mandibular advancement feature is designed to improve the treatment experience for teenagers in need of Class II correction by simultaneously straightening their teeth and improving jaw position.

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Braces V Invisalign
12/14/2017

When your Burlington, ON orthodontist tells you that you could benefit from treatment, you may be able to choose between the different orthodontic appliances we use, depending of course, on your particular problem that needs treating. At Discover Orthodontics, we offer several types of braces that are bonded to the teeth for the duration of the treatment process, along with Invisalign, which is a type of treatment that uses removable, clear aligner trays to move the teeth.

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Back to School with Invisalign Teen
11/03/2017

Heading back to high school or college following a long break is a time that can be both exciting and stressful. It’s also when you’ll notice many of your friends and classmates wearing braces.

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Welcome to the Discover Orthodontics Blog!
06/16/2017

We’d like to welcome you to the Discover Orthodontics blog, your one-stop source for all the information you need pertaining to the world of orthodontics! Whether you want to improve the appearance and health of your own smile with Invisalign, or looking for an orthodontist for the early treatment of your child we hope you choose us as your orthodontic treatment provider!

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