Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Sugary foods can cause tooth decay during treatment. Also, nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects can cause broken braces.
Examples of hard or sticky foods you should not eat
Examples of sugary foods to avoid
It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.