Living with the appliances

Having orthodontic appliances requires food restrictions and sacrifices
• Avoid hard or sticky candy and caramels, liquorice, and sticky foods that increase the risk of detachment of the brackets or risk of cavities and decay.
• Avoid ice cubes and hard edges of pizza crusts.
• You need to cut fruits, vegetables and hard foods into pieces.
Also, dental hygiene instructions should be followed to prevent cavities and periodontal problems which will only appear if there is poor hygiene.

It is normal to feel some discomfort during the first days after the application of the appliance. This pressure can be relieved if necessary by taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Some patients also develop ulcers on the inner cheeks as they are getting used to the braces or retainers. Dr. Normand Bach’s team will explain the use of wax on the appliance to relieve the patient’s discomfort.
An Orthodontic treatment is a significant investment of money and especially time. The appointment with Dr. Normand Bach must be followed to avoid lengthening the process.
Despite all these sacrifices, be assured that Dr. Normand Bach’s team will do everything possible to help you and make the experience flawless. Talk to all those who have had an orthodontic treatment: it’s worth it!


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