COLD LAKE OFFICE
1815 - 1st. Ave.
Ph: (780) 639-4000

Fax: (780) 639-4013

 

Mon-Wed

7:30 - 11:30 am
12:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday*

12:00 - 4:00 pm

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Fridays

7:30 to 12:00 pm


* One Thursday per month, office hours change to 7:30-11:30am and 12-3pm. Please contact us for scheduling details.


ST. PAUL OFFICE
4703-50th Ave. 2nd Floor
Ph: (780) 645-6630

Fax: (780) 645-6636

 

Tuesdays

8:30 - 4:30

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Life with Braces

Activities

Life with braces does not have to be much different than life before braces. With proper care and maintenance, your activities can continue while you build your terrific smile. You'll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle. Be sure to ask your orthodontist if you have questions about specific activities.

 

Playing sports

Depending on the sport, it is probably a good idea to wear some sort of lip protector or mouth guard so the braces don't cut the insides of your mouth. Ask your orthodontist for recommendations.

 

Playing an instrument

Yes, you can play your wind instrument. You may not need one, but several companies make mouth guards and lip protectors specifically for this purpose. Ask your orthodontist for recommendations. Some orthodontists can make a custom lip guard for you.

 

Food

What can I eat?

Choose foods that are softer. Avoid foods that are hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy. Cut or tear sandwiches and pizza rather than biting into them. Right after you get braces or whenever they are adjusted, you may want foods that require little or no chewing such as soup and macaroni and cheese.