When wearing braces, are there things to avoid?
To ensure a timely and successful treatment, there are things to consider. Try to avoid eating foods that are hard, sticky or high in sugar and acid as they may damage the braces. If sports are played, the dentist or orthodontist may suggest wearing a protective mouth-guard. Keeping your teeth clean and cavity free is very, very important while you have braces. Avoiding foods like popcorn, sticky candies like toffee which can stick in teeth and gums, helps reduce the risk of cavities.