Be careful not to damage the teeth and brace by avoiding hard chewy foods as these can cause the brace to break. If the brace breaks repeatedly, your overall treatment time may be lengthened. Please ring for an appointment as soon as is reasonably possible if damage occurs to the brace.
Food and drinks to avoid (to prevent damage to the teeth and brace)
- Snacks and drinks high in sugar especially between meals and just before bed
- Chewy foods e.g. chewing gum, toffees
- Hard foods e.g. apples, crusty rolls (cut these into small pieces before eating them)
- Fizzy drinks and large amounts of acidic fruit juices.
When wearing a fixed brace, your oral hygiene must be excellent. You will be taught how to maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout brace wear. You will also be given the hygiene kit containing all the items necessary for you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you don’t look after your teeth and gums whilst wearing a fixed brace, your teeth will become permanently stained with unsightly marks and your gums will become unhealthy.
If you play contact sports, it is advised that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and brace from impact. Such a mouthguard can be provided at Pristine Orthodontics.
Remember, if you have any problems with your fixed brace, please ring Pristine Orthodontics for an appointment as soon as is reasonably possible.