Wondering what dietary restrictions there are with braces? When it comes to orthodontic treatment, dietary and food restrictions can be one of the most frustrating parts in the beginning. However, over time you will get used to your new way of eating and may even find some new foods you never realized you loved! Depending upon the type of orthodontic treatment you opt for, dietary restrictions may be different. For example, those with Invisalign can easily remove their clear aligners before each meal, allowing those patients to enjoy the same foods as before with food restrictions.
Those with brackets, wires, and bands, unfortunately, have the more restricted diet; this is because certain foods can and will damage your braces and could potentially even injure your mouth. So what should you be avoiding if you plan on starting orthodontic treatment?
Wondering which foods to avoid with braces? When it comes to protecting your braces from damage while eating, there are some foods you should avoid with braces:
If damage occurs, we suggest contacting Bernuy Orthodontic Specialist to have them easily repaired. Wax can be used to try and bend the wire to avoid any damage to the gums, teeth or lips. Still have questions regarding food or dietary restrictions with braces? Let us know!
For certain foods that are hard or tough, cutting them into small, bite-size pieces can allow you to eat them without damaging your braces.
If you have additional questions regarding dietary restrictions or foods to avoid with braces, don’t hesitate to contact one of our orthodontic clinics in South Austin or Georgetown. You can also ask Dr. Bernuy at your next appointment!