Eat and Drink Responsibly
During your orthodontic treatment, we will provide you with a list of foods you shouldn’t eat because they can break your brackets or wires. A lot of the foods on this list will also help you prevent tooth decay. Anything sticky can not only stick to your braces but also your teeth. This is hard to remove and can result in tooth decay.
In addition to those foods, we also strongly encourage you to eat responsibly to protect your teeth from tooth decay. This means limiting your sugar and carb intake because sugar is what fuels the bacteria that leads to tooth decay. You should also avoid drinking anything with sugar because the sugar can coat all areas of your teeth, especially the hard to reach surfaces covered by your brackets. For best results, drink water as often as possible. If you do eat or drink something starchy or sugary, just remember to brush your teeth afterward.