Your braces have the potential to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and taking care of them during treatment is critical to their effectiveness. Pencil and pen chewing and nail biting should be avoided. In addition, it’s very important to steer clear of sticky, hard and sugary foods, as they can compromise your orthodontic treatment. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires, hard foods can actually break or damage the wires and brackets and foods high in sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities.
Minimize sugary foods like:
Avoid hard foods like:
Avoid sticky foods like:
Limit drinks like:
Please check your braces for loos wires and bent brackets on a regular basis. If you notice any problems, please contact our office right away to schedule an appointment for repair.