4400, rue de Salaberry, bureau 200
Montréal, (Québec) H4J 1H4
Certain musical instruments have mouthpieces which contact the teeth when played. Bring the mouthpiece with you so that we can see where it contacts your teeth or appliances. This will permit us to better advise you.
It is equally important to protect your appliances during sport activities. Certain sports require the wearing of a mouthguard; it is obvious that boxing is not permitted. You can swim with your appliances since they will not rust.
Be careful not to get your appliances caught in someone else’s sweater. It’s both bad for your braces and the sweater.
If something breaks
Please advise us even if it happens only a few days before your visit and even if there is no pain or discomfort. This will allow us to schedule our time properly. Please help us help you.
Sensitive teeth at the start of treatment
Your teeth may be sensitive during 2 or 3 days following each appointment, especially at the beginning of treatment. This is unfortunately a normal consequence and it is suggested that you have a softer diet during that time. If the pain is too intense you may take an analgesic such as Tylenol, Advil, etc.
The wax sticks which were given to you once the braces were placed only need to be used if your cheeks or lips become irritated. If this discomfort continues, please let us know so we can make the necessary adjustments. There is usually a period of adaptation during the first 7 to 10 days and the irritation (which often feels like a burning sensation on the lips and cheeks) will gradually disappear. During this period, try to avoid using the wax since this will allow your cheeks and lips to become more resistant; use the wax only if an ulceration forms on the tissues.
There is no reason to be concerned during your orthodontic treatment. If something seems strange to you, do not hesitate to call. We will be happy to answer any questions or solve any problems you may have.