Musical instruments

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.

Sports

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.

Clothes

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.

Your Orthodontic Specialists

Dr. Jean Rizkallah

DMD, MSc, FRCD(c), Orthodontist

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Dr. Jean Rizkallah is originally from Laval. He completed his pre-university studies at Collège Laval and Marianopolis College. A graduate of the University of Montreal in dentistry in 2009, Dr. Jean Rizkallah subsequently obtained a certificate in the multidisciplinary residency program of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center.

In 2014, Dr. Rizkallah completed his specialty in orthodontics and completed a master’s degree in dental sciences at the University of Montreal. He was recruited as a clinical professor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital where he supervises the treatment of patients with special needs and whose health is compromised. In addition to his studies and work, Dr. Jean Rizkallah enjoys sports, traveling and, above all, spending time with his family.

In August 2014, Dr. Rizkallah established his practice at 4400 de Salaberry Street to provide orthodontic services. During his practice at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, he discovered a passion and a facility to treat children. His warm approach and his patience will put you in confidence.

Dr. Jean Rizkallah is a member of the following dental associations:

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Dr. Clarice Nishio

DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(c), Orthodontist

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Dr. Clarice Nishio completed a Master’s degree in Dentistry, with an option in Orthodontics, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell Biology at the University of Montreal. She also obtained a Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a Doctorate in Orthodontics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Nishio has received several awards and honors and has even been a guest scientist at Hiroshima University.

In addition to being an associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Montreal, Dr. Nishio offers quality orthodontic services at the Yulsmile clinic. Her gentle manner, contagious smile and meticulous work will immediately put you at ease.

Dr. Clarice Nishio is a member of the following dental associations:

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