Watching what you eat during treatment can help the entire process go much more smoothly, ensuring that your braces stay intact and correct your teeth in the proper amount of time.
Some foods to avoid while wearing braces include:
- Corn on the cob
- Hard candy
- Pizza Crust
Consuming foods high in sugar content also invites problems during braces treatment, as the sugar can cause bacteria in your mouth to produce acids that stain and decay your teeth. If you do eat sugary foods every once in awhile, take care to thoroughly brush your teeth immediately afterwards. Brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal during braces treatment will help keep them strong and healthy.