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Are there any things that you should avoid eating or drinking when you have braces?

Submitted by admin on January 12, 2010

Are there any things that you should avoid eating or drinking when you have braces?

Yes! To ensure your treatment progresses well, diet is very important to reduce the risk of breaking the brace which then delays your treatment. You must avoid eating anything too hard or crunchy e.g. toffees, nuts, crusty breads etc. You must also try and reduce the amount of fizzy / acidic drinks to prevent erosion of your teeth. When your braces are fitted your orthodontist will provide a list of food and drinks to avoid during treatment.

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