945 avenue Beaumont, suite 101
Montréal, Qc H2L 2X4
We use two types of braces at the Beaumont Orthodontic Clinic:
We do also use Invisalign clear aligners. Ask the orthodontist about them.
Hygiene: Keeping up good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is crucial. You’ll need to brush you teeth after every meal and floss once a day, preferably in the evening. Good oral hygiene helps the teeth move better during the treatment, making the process more efficient. It also helps avoid cavities, gum problems and tooth decalcification.
Nutrition: Nutrition remains generally the same during an orthodontic treatment. Hard food must be chopped into small pieces and sticky food must be avoided. Chewing gum is out of the question. A detailed handout will be given to you the day your braces or appliance are installed. If anything is unclear, don’t hesitate to ask questions.
Adapting: After the dental appliances are installed, swallowing, talking, eating, appearance and brushing will all feel weird. Don’t worry. It’s all normal and will take about a week for you to adapt to the changes.
Emergencies: If any of the following events occur, contact us as soon as possible: a metal wire sticking out and poking your cheek, a broken or lost appliance, a loose brace or a broken wire.
Appointment frequency: Depending on the treatment, appointments are every four to six weeks. The first two appointments usually take due to filling out records and installing the braces or appliances.
Regular appointments with the dentist: It’s important that patients see their dentist, at a minimum, every six months during the orthodontic treatment. Regular check-ups help prevent cavities and other dental problems.