Perfecting your chewing technique can ward off broken brackets. Avoid biting food or tearing pieces of it off with your front teeth and chew with your back teeth instead.
Your orthodontist will probably advise you to cut back on starchy or sugar-packed foods, like white bread, cookies and cake because they tend to get stuck in the braces and can lead to cavities. However, you can eat them in moderation. Unfortunately, there are a few foods you’ll want to avoid altogether. Stay away from sticky treats like caramel and chewing gum and hard things like nuts and granola bars. Also, forgo the popcorn as the hulls can worm their way into the brackets causing swelling and infection in the gums. A lot of dentists also warn against chewy bread products, like fresh bagels, because they can wreak havoc on your braces and cause damage. Lastly, eliminate or at least limit your intake of soda and sugary beverages, which lead to tooth decay.
If you have questions about certain foods or drinks, never hesitate to give us a call! We’re here to make your braces experience run as smoothly as possible.
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