EATING HABITS AND COMMON PROBLEMS WITH BRACES   These types of food may cause trouble with braces:1. HARD FOODS may do dam...
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Braces: What you should know about all of them


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<a href=&quot;;&gt;Continue Reading</a&gt; - Braces (also referred to as dental are devices used in orthodontics that align and align teeth and assist to position associated with regard into a person&#39;s nip, while additionally working to improve dental health. They sometimes are accustomed to right underbites, and also overbites, crooked teeth, and many other flaws of the jaw. Braces could be either cosmetic or even structural. Dental braces are often utilized in conjunction to orthodontic devices to help broaden the palate or perhaps jaws and to otherwise help in shaping the teeth and oral cavity.

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Braces: What you should know about all of them

  1. 1. EATING HABITS AND COMMON PROBLEMS WITH BRACES These types of food may cause trouble with braces:1. HARD FOODS may do damage by bending the wires, loosening the cement under the bands, or breaking the brackets andtubes that are attached to the bands. Some of the foods of this type are listed below with ways they may be eaten -- ifpractical.CORN ON THE COB Should be cut off the cob.RAW CARROTS Cut into carrot "curls" which are thin. Chew with the back teeth.CELERY Chew with the back teeth.APPLES Cut into wedges.POPCORN ABSOLUTELY NOT!! The hard kernels are murder on the wires and brackets! The husks can get trapped between teeth and gums causing serious swelling and infection.HARD BREAD Tear off pieces and DONT bite into the crust with the front teeth.ICE CUBES DONT chew ice cubes!2. STICKY FOODS damage appliances by bending the wires and pulling the cement seal loose. Stay away from gummybears, taffy, sugar daddies, caramels, and suger gum. *Sometimes it O.K. to chew sugarless gum for the first two days after your appointment if your teeth really hurt—the chewing action helps the teeth feel better.3. FOODS HIGH IN SUGAR CONTENT should be avoided--especially between meals! Brush your teeth thoroughly andimmediately after eating any really sweet foods or snacks. Take a toothbrush to school with you!BROKEN APPLIANCES: Broken/Loose Bands: In spite of being careful, you may occasionally do some damage to your braces. If a bandcomes loose from a tooth, call us immediately. A tight band actually protects a tooth from decay, but a loose band lets foodsit next to the tooth enamel and may cause decay and bad breath. Be sure to mention any loose bands to your orthodontistand if youre away from this area, have an orthodontist or dentist cut the fine little tie wire and take the band off. SAVETHIS BAND and bring it to your next appointment. Loose Wires: If a wire is poking your cheeks in the back, first try and push the wire into place with a toothbrush orpencil eraser. You can put a piece of wax, chewing gum, or cotton over the sharp end that is sticking out. Sometimes it seemslike the wire has gotten “longer” but what really has happened is that the wire just shifted to one side. If you can slide thewire through the brackets to the side that isn’t hurting, it might stop the wire from poking you. If these do not bring somerelief, call the office. If you have a broken main archwire, call the office for an appointment. If the small tie wires around theindividual brackets are broken, carefully remove them and call the office.