300-1575, Boul. de l’Avenir
Foods during treatment
During orthodontic treatment, it is important to eat suitable foods and minimize sugar consumption. Your brackets are precision devices that can be damaged by eating hard foods. Some sticky foods can also damage your dental appliances in addition to promoting tooth decay. Fruits and vegetables should be cooked or cut into pieces. Avoid biting hard objects like pencils. It’s a matter of common sense! Avoid easting a lot of acidic foods. Beverages that contain sugar, such as soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc.), should be avoided.
Foods to be avoided
Foods to be cut up
Brushing and flossing take longer when wearing braces, but it is extremely important to do both regularly. A soft-bristled manual toothbrush is perfectly adequate, but patients who have more difficulty with brushing should use an electric brush, such as the Sonicare® brush. Brush after each meal and before bedtime. If you cannot brush immediately, at least rinse your mouth or use the interdental brush. Floss once a day.
As soon as your treatment has been completed and your bracketshave been removed, fixed and/or removable retainers will be put in place. Proper use of your retainers is essential for establishing a stable dental link and keeping your smile bright. Removable devices should always be worn as