Life with Braces: Navigating Your Orthodontic Experience
Choosing to begin orthodontic treatment is a significant decision, and you deserve clarity every step of the way. This provides the information you need to confidently move through your orthodontic journey.
What to Expect...
Avoid with Braces:
Chewy, crunchy, sticky, hard foods, and those requiring biting.
Soft dairy, breads, grains, tender meats, seafood, certain vegetables and fruits, and soft treats.
Use saltwater rinses for soreness and wax for irritation.
Normal for teeth to loosen; contact your orthodontist for any loose wires or bands.
Protect appliances to stay on track with treatment.
Use a mouthguard and check for damage after any incidents.