If you are wearing braces North Lauderdale it’s highly likely that your orthodontist gave you specific instructions on what to do and what not to do in order to protect your braces. Even if your braces are made of fine quality and durable materials they can still get destroyed and when they are damaged, their efficacy in straightening your teeth and aligning your bite will be compromised. When you are under orthodontic treatment it is important that you avoid the following:
Sticky and chewy foods like caramel, toffee, and fudges will cause problems with your braces. These foods can break your wires and cause your metal brackets to come loose. You can find other alternatives if your cravings get the best of you. Don’t worry because once your treatment is over you can enjoy sticky and chewy foods again but make sure to brush your teeth after.
Just like the chewy caramel and buttery toffee, crunchy and hard foods can also damage your wire and brackets. Examples of such foods include hard candy, nuts, and popcorn. When your braces break, they won’t be able to function, as they normally do. You’ll be asked to pay for additional fees to repair them.
Aside from functionality, another way of ruining your braces is when you consume foods and drinks containing strong colorants like grape juice, berries, blackcurrants and beetroots as these can stain your ligatures.
If you love your braces North Lauderdale, we advise you to avoid these three things discussed here. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.