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  • Poster from Academy of American Poets. Each year, the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month.  It is a time to celebrate poets and their craft. National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. None of us at Columbia Orthodontics claim to be poets, but [...]

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    How Important is Wearing Your Retainer?

    The best day in the life of a person who wears braces is the day they come off.  No longer do you have to worry about food getting stuck; no longer do you have to bear the aches of tightening wires or wires poking your cheek.  You have followed the instructions to the letter that your Vancouver [...]

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    Is your time in braces about to come an end? Can you believe how fast the time has passed? You probably thought you would never get out of braces, but believe it or not, the end is finally here. So now that your teeth are straight and you have that great smile what’s next? When you visit your [...]

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    Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted from an Orthodontist in Vancouver

    If you’re like most people then you probably want a great smile. However, there are many people who aren’t lucky enough to be born with that beautiful smile. If you find yourself in that category then maybe you’ve thought about getting braces. There are a lot of things to consider when getting[...]

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    Don’t Hide That Smile This Holiday Season

    Many people who wear braces tend to hide their smile.  Whether it is because they aren’t a fan of their brackets, or they are used to hiding their smile because of crooked teeth, our Vancouver orthodontist team says, “Let your smile shine!”  We have a number of Braces Services that we offer [...]

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    Caring for Your Braces

    The thought of braces may make you cringe, but in the long run, your personalized oral treatment plan laid out by your Vancouver orthodontist is well worth it.  Whether you need braces for a few months or a few years, the end result is a glowing smile that you’ll want to share with everyone. [...]

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    SureSmile Celebrity

    Stacy was selected by SureSmile as one of the leading scan technicians in the country! (WOW!) Because of her expertise, Stacy was invited to be a special guest speaker at the 2010 SureSmile conference in Texas.       Stacy has 21 years experience in the Ortho/Dental field and is the lead [...]

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    Meet Dr. Croft!

    Despite coming from a family of orthodontists (my father and grandfather were both orthodonitsts) my early dreams centered more on becoming the next Michael Jordon or Perry Mason… My athletic ability limited my NBA aspirations and over time I became more interested in a career in [...]

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    What to Do When Your Braces Hurt

    A lot of new patients to orthodontia are nervous. What exactly should you expect? There’s a wide range of orthodontic options, and each patient calls for slightly different treatment. Sometimes your individual treatment may cause you discomfort, but we’re here to help! Here’s a breakdown of [...]

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    Forensic Dentistry and Bite Marks

    We’re going to look at how forensic dentists analyze bite marks. You’re probably familiar with a couple of high-profile cases where DNA evidence exonerated suspects after bite analysis was used to “put them away.” It should be noted that bite analyses are usually only part of the evidence. [...]

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