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After receiving braces to align your teeth in a healthy formation, you may need to adjust your eating habits to avoid damaging your orthodontic appliance. Our team can help you have successful orthodontic treatment by eating a diet that protects your braces from harm:

– Don’t use your front teeth to chew if they are sensitive after you have braces placed or tightened. Chewing with the sides of your mouth can help you avoid any discomfort while you eat.

– Avoid stringy foods, which can wrap around your wires and brackets and give you a hard time when brushing and flossing. You may find that stringy foods aren’t worth the amount of trouble they cause.

– Give your teeth a break from having to chew when they are sore or sensitive by maintaining a soft foods diet.

– Eat cold foods to relieve any discomfort. It’s not common to experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods after treatment—just the opposite. You can soothe sore gums and teeth by enjoying cold treats like ice cream.

Our team at Orthodontics, Inc. is always happy to help you with any concerns you have about orthodontic treatment. Contact our office at (505) 325-8858 today to speak with our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph A. Wilson, about orthodontics in Farmington, New Mexico.