Two types of brackets (braces) are used at the Beaumont orthodontic clinic:
Invisalign clear aligners can also be used. Just ask the orthodontist.
Hygiene: Good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is crucial. Teeth brushing should be done after every meal and dental floss should be used once a day, preferably in the evening. Good oral hygiene allows the teeth to move properly during the treatment, making it more efficient. It also helps to avoid cavities, gum problems and tooth decalcifications.
Nutrition: Nutrition remains largely the same during an orthodontic treatment. Hard food must be cut into small and thin pieces and sticky food must be avoided. It is strictly forbidden to chew gum. A detailed handout will be given to you the day the braces or appliance are installed. Do not hesitate to ask questions if something is not clear for you.
Adaptation: After the dental appliances are installed, a week is needed to adapt to it. Both during swallowing, talking, eating, appearance and hygiene, it is normal that the patient do not get used to it on the spot; a few days are needed to adjust. Do not worry, everything will fall into place very quickly.
Emergency: If any of these events occur, contact us as soon as possible: irritation of the cheeks because a metal wire is too long or sticks out, loose, broken or lost appliance, loose bracket, broken wire, etc.
Frequency of appointment : Depending on the treatment, appointments are between 4 to 6 weeks appart. The first two appointments are often longer (complete records and braces/appliance installation). Subsequently, they will be shorter.
Regular appointments with the dentist: It is very important that patients see their dentist every 6 months minimally during the orthodontic treatment. Regular check-ups help prevent cavities and other dental problems.