Taking Care During Treatment
For most situations, common sense will tell you what foods to avoid. 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. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided.
When looking for things to eat, avoid anything that could stick to your braces or get stuck behind the wires. Generally, the softer the texture the better.
Steam them so that they come out soft.
Yogurt and cheese are good alternatives to tough meat.
- Tender chicken
- Meat loaf
- Lunch meat
- Ice Cream
- Cooked Pasta
- Cooked Rice
Eggs are another good alternative to tough meats, especially breakfast foods like bacon.
Protect & Preserve Your Smile
As we mentioned earlier, part of protecting your teeth involves eating right. The other part involves caring for your teeth correctly. It takes a little more time and effort to brush and floss effectively with braces on, but it’s still essential to clean your teeth regularly.