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The process of getting your teeth straightened is arduous enough without worrying about your diet. That’s why your orthodontist puts such an emphasis on eating the right foods as you begin your treatment. The sooner you establish good eating habits, the better off your orthodontic experience will be.

But, it’s not easy to remember what you can and can’t eat when undergoing treatment. To help you have the best experience possible with braces, our team put this post together that gives you all the details you need to know what not to eat with braces.

Anything sticky
One thing that you’ll hear from every Orthodontist is to avoid anything sticky at all. Dr. Donald Liang and Dr. Christopher Liang give that same advice, for the simple reason that it’s really easy to either break your braces or get food stuck permanently in them. Here at Straight Smile in College Park, Maryland, we see more broken braces due to sticky foods than you’d expect.

How could popcorn be a bad food for you when wearing braces? Well, everything else about it is safe except for the kernels. Those kernels can get lodged between teeth, or between orthodontic hardware and your teeth. If you don’t take the time to get those kernels out, you’re setting yourself up to create room for cavities to grow.

The list is obviously much longer than this, but these are good foods to start with when deciding what to avoid, and what to eat. If you need more information or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 301-841-9348. We can’t wait to help you!