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Specializing in Braces for Adults and Children
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Appliance Care

Do's & Dont's

Foods that cannot be cleaned o the braces may lead to discoloration and decay of your teeth. Even though our braces and wires are metal, they are fragile and are usually damaged by eating the wrong foods, thus taking us longer to finish your treatment.

Absolutely NO:

  • Sticky Foods
    Sticky caramels, sugar daddies, starbursts, toffee, caramel apples, sugar babies, tootsie rolls, gummy bears, laffy taffy.
  • Hard Foods
    Nuts (including all nuts in a shell), hard candy, suckers, jolly ranchers, jerky, and ice. Cut up raw fruits and vegetables as needed.
  • Hard Items
    Chewing on pens, pencils, fingernails, and plastic bottle tops.

Minimize Sugar Intake:

  • Eat Much Less
    Foods with sugar.
  • Consume Much Less
    Drinks with sugar.

This is OK:

  • Gum!
    As long as it is sugar free (It is actually good for your teeth!)

Problems & Solutions

You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office.

Loose Band or Bracket
If a band or bracket is loose, but is still attached to the arch wire, leave in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If the band or bracket comes out completely, place it in a safe place and bring it to your next appointment.
Loose Wire
Try to push sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, call the office if it is causing discomfort.
Poking Wire
Try to push sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, call the office if it is causing discomfort.
Lost Colored Rings or Chain
Notify us at next appointment.
Loose Appliance
Call the office - Contact Us
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