Caring of Braces

Caring for Teeth with Braces

A pleasant smile is important regardless of your age or your lifestyle. Studies have shown that facial appearance can influence people’s social life. The mouth is an area of attention because we constantly communicate and express our feelings through it. Your appearance highly influences the opinion other people have about you. Even more important is the effect that your appearance has on the image you have of yourself. A pleasant smile is important regardless of your age or your lifestyle. Studies have shown that facial appearance can influence people’s social life. The mouth is an area of attention because we constantly communicate and express our feelings through it. Your appearance highly influences the opinion other people have about you. Even more important is the effect that your appearance has on the image you have of yourself. A pleasant smile is important regardless of your age or your lifestyle. Studies have shown that facial appearance can influence people’s social life. The mouth is an area of attention because we constantly communicate and express our feelings through it. Your appearance highly influences the opinion other people have about you. Even more important is the effect that your appearance has on the image you have of yourself.

Eating with Braces

What can you eat? Let's talk about what you shouldn't eat! If you've wanted to drop a few pounds, the first week wearing braces is just your chance! For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads, and raw vegetables. Before long, you'll be able to bite a cucumber again. But you'll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as you're wearing braces.

  • Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips.
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum.
  • Hard foods: nuts, candy
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, and carrots
  • Chewing on hard things (for example, pens, pencils or fingernails) can damage the braces.