Help Us Create Smiles This Holiday Season!

#givesmiling We’ve partnered with our local Family & Children’s Services organization to support families that could use a little help this Holiday Season, and we’d like to invite you to join our efforts! We have a Giving Tree at 3 of our locations — Cambridge, Mississauga, and Waterloo — and each tree is adorned with ornaments…

The Benefits of Invisalign

Due to a substantial amount of misinformation that has surfaced, many patients wrongfully believe that they would not be ideal candidates for Invisalign treatment. Much of this is due to the fact that Invisalign is a relatively new method of treatment, and often newer technologies take some time to become understood and embraced by the…

How to Clean Your Retainer

Now that your braces have been removed, your orthodontist will have given you a custom-fitted retainer in order to keep your teeth from reverting to their previous alignment. Since this new appliance will be a permanent part of your nightly ritual, it’s important that you learn how to keep it clean! No matter how vigilant…

September: Self-Improvement Month

Did you know that September is Self-Improvement Month? September has always been a time for getting back to things; back to cooler weather, back to school, and back to a post-Summer routine. Increasingly though, people are celebrating September by making commitments to positive change in their lives and getting started on new goals. Setting new…

Coming Soon To Oakville

We’re very excited to announce that starting the 3rd week of September, ritebite will be opening a brand new clinic in Oakville! It’s thrilling to further expand our practice in order to help people all of ages smile and laugh with confidence, because we know that a beautiful smile can make a significant impact on one’s self-esteem,…

Invisalign™: Who Treats You Matters

Dr. Luis recently read an article by a colleague of his, Dr. James Noble of Orthodontics at Don Mills, and thought it was so informative he wanted to share it with all of you — so we’ve included it for you below! Thanks to Dr. Noble for his excellent work! “I have the privilege of working in…

Should General Dentists Provide Orthodontic Treatment?

We’ve all heard the expression, “leave it to the professionals”, so why wouldn’t you consult a professional when it comes to achieving the perfect smile? Orthodontists spend 3 years longer in school than general dentists, and specialize in prevention and correction of teeth and jaw misalignment. General dentists focus on general dental health, which is…

Retain Your Retainers

Your teeth will be moved by your orthodontist gently exerting a light force on each tooth, slowly moving them to the desired position. For some, this is a short 6-month treatment, and for others it can take years. It all depends on the severity of the treatment and the desired outcome. Be that as it…

The Worst Candies to Eat During Orthodontic Treatment

Sugar is our teeth’s worst nightmare. This is a well-known, scientifically-proven fact, and when you are going through your orthodontic treatment it is incredibly important to brush and floss immediately after indulging. There are two key elements to think about when choosing your candy; (1) What is the texture of the candy? and (2) How…

Oral Piercings: What You Should Know

Oral piercings can be cool; they’re alternative and unique. If you already have one of these piercings or are thinking of getting one, however, there are a few common side effects or problems that can occur as a result. What is an oral piercing? Quite simply, an oral piercing is a piercing that is in…