Tuesday, August 22, 2017 18:21

Life can go on quite normally with braces, however, there are a few factors to keep in mind in order to protect your teeth, and the progress of the treatment.

Life With Braces

  • “Chewy, Gooey, and Hard” This is the easiest way to remember which foods to avoid when wearing braces. Very sticky foods such as caramel or taffy can cause problems. Also, very hard foods like ice and hard candy can be damaging to braces. We will give you a comprehensive list after you get your braces put on.
  • Feel free to continue playing sports, however, a mouth guard is necessary to protect your teeth.
  • Patients should attempt to brush their teeth at least 3 times a day: after meals, and before going to bed at night. Regular flossing is also very important for your teeth. We will show you the best way to floss while you have braces on.