Congratulations on starting your orthodontic treatment! There are a few things you need to know that will make life with braces easier. While having braces does not have to have a major impact on your lifestyle, it is important to take care of them and make a few adjustments so your orthodontic journey is as hassle free as possible.

Braces and Food

There are certain foods you should avoid as they can damage your braces which can often lengthen your treatment time. Below are a list of foods to avoid:

  • Chewy foods such as bagels and licorice
  • Crunchy foods such as popcorn, chips and ice
  • Sticky foods such as caramel candies and chewing gum
  • Hard foods such as nuts and hard candies
  • Foods that require biting into such as corn on the cob, apples and carrots

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