Looking after your brace is very important for the treatment to be successful. At the end of the day it is a joint effort; you have to work with your orthodontist to get your teeth looking the way you want them to. Diet is an aspect that needs attention when you have braces. Knowing what food to avoid with brace is important. Here are some top diet tips that will help you avoid unnecessary breakages and make your brace treatment as efficient as possible:
- Avoid Sticky, gooey, chewy foods when you have a fixed brace. This includes chewing gum, chewy sweets and even very chewy meats.
- Avoid hard foods such as hard nuts, crusty bread and hard crusts on pizzas.
- Avoid biting into hard fruit and vegetables such as apples and carrots; you should cut them up first so you can chew them.
- Avoid fizzy drinks (even the diets ones) and restrict acidic drinks like juices to mealtimes only.
Knowing the implications of eating sugary food at specific times of the day will help you a lot when it comes to looking after your brace and essentially the health of your tooth. You can read more about it at our “Effects of sugar on your teeth” blog entry.
Being aware of what to eat and not to eat, together with a good knowledge of how to brush your teeth will lead to a successful treatment – giving you straight, healthy teeth in the quickest time possible.