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Foods to Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment

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Certain sticky, hard, or even sugary foods can damage your braces or other orthodontic appliances during treatment. At Rogers & Andrews, we want to help you keep your appliances in good shape throughout your entire treatment, which is why we have provided an extensive list of some of the foods you should avoid. If you do happen to break a bracket or find that a wire has come loose, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Rogers & Andrews Orthodontics right away.

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Avoiding certain foods aren’t just for patients with braces. If you have any of the following, these guidelines are for you:

  • Retainer
  • Expansion Appliance
  • Holding Appliance
  • Habit Appliance
  • Herbst Appliance
  • Braces, and More!

Examples of Sticky Food to Avoid:

Bad Oral Habits to Quit Now

When it comes to caring for your braces or other orthodontic appliances, it takes more than just avoiding certain chewy or sticky foods. Bad oral habits like fingernail biting, pencil/pen chewing, or chewing on foreign objects can damage your brackets and wires as well. Now is the time to quit these bad habits in order to keep your orthodontic treatment on course.

It’s important to regularly check your braces or other appliances for loose or bent wires or broken brackets. If you discover that something is loose or broken, give us a call at Rogers & Andrews Orthodontics right away.

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Are you ready to start your new orthodontic treatment? At Rogers & Andrews, we’re here to help give you the smile you deserve. Get in touch with our team today by contacting our office in Augusta or Thomson to schedule an appointment.

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