Beginning 6 month braces treatment at Rapid Braces is a big step for anyone looking for a perfect smile. Getting straight teeth can help make your mouth a healthier one and improve self-confidence drastically. While undergoing treatment it is important to take steps to ensure that your braces straighten your teeth as effectively as they can. One area that we continually stress to our patients is to watch the types of food that they eat.
Braces are made up of a complex system of wires, brackets and bands that can be very delicate. Eating the wrong types of food can cause any of these components to be moved or come unattached in a way that will compromise the effectiveness of your 6 month braces treatment. The following foods are ones that we recommend to patients just after they’ve gotten their braces put on and are looking for something to eat.
Fruits and Vegetables
It is important to stay away from crunchy foods like apples and carrots to keep your braces in top shape. Steering towards softer fruits like grapefruits, oranges and kiwis or steamed vegetables is a better way to avoid damaging your braces.
Meat is generally ok to eat as long as it is off the bone. When eating foods like chicken wings it is essential to pick the meat off of the bone before eating it.
Yogurt is one of the best things to eat when undergoing cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Soft cheeses can also be eaten without fear of damaging braces.
Pasta and soft-cooked rice are the way to go if you’re craving grains when wearing braces. The softer foods will be very easy to eat and cause little to no pain.
All types of hard candy should be off-limits during the 6 month braces treatment. The brackets of braces have a hard time standing up to the force it takes to bite through a hard piece of candy. Chewy candies can also present braces problems because they get stuck in hard to reach places. Because of this, sweet treats such as applesauce, bananas, jello, smoothies and ice cream are what we recommend at Rapid Braces.
If you are able to stay away from the foods we’ve warned you about your treatment will be able to stay on course. At Rapid Braces we offer 6 month braces using the Rapid Braces technique so our patients can get the perfect smiles that they want faster. Contact us today to learn more about our revolutionary adult cosmetic orthondontic treatment options.