Are There Any Diet Restrictions Once Treatment With Braces Begins?
Yes. Once you have braces, you will have a few diet restrictions. Wire and bracket braces, for example, will require you to avoid sticky, hard, or crunchy foods that could loosen, damage, or break the braces. Your orthodontist can provide you with helpful information, such as:
- A list of common foods to avoid for each style of braces.
- Some alternative food choices so that you don’t feel deprived.
- Alternative ways to eat certain foods, such as cutting it into smaller pieces.