Orthodontic braces are used to straighten the teeth, which not only creates a more pleasing appearance, but can also make it easier to clean your teeth.
However, braces are only effective when they are properly cared for and certain foods should be avoided to ensure the best results are achieved in the shortest possible time.
Not only can eating the wrong foods cause you some discomfort, but you’re also at risk of breaking your brackets or wires which will require unscheduled trips to your orthodontist and may increase your treatment time.
Additionally, if you frequently eat foods that can get stuck in your braces or are high in sugar content you will create an environment that encourages plaque and bacteria to thrive and this may cause lasting damage to your teeth.
We’ll help you to understand which foods you should be eating throughout your treatment and which foods you should be avoiding.
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Fuente: Youtube / Braces Explained