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Our orthodontist recently suggested that you have braces in Colleyville, Texas. You are excited to have your teeth become straighter and healthier. Did you know that there are certain things that you can do to protect your braces to ensure that your straightening treatment stays on schedule? Dr. Wendy Chen and our team are happy to give you tips to help you keep your braces in tip top shape.

Foods to Avoid
When your braces are placed, our orthodontist will give you a list of foods to stay away from during treatment. In general, you should avoid any food that is sticky, chewy, or hard. Sticky foods include caramel and gummy candy. These are likely to get stuck in your braces. Crunchy food like popcorn or hard pretzels can become lodged in the braces. They can even make parts of your braces snap when you bite them.

Habits to Avoid
Be careful about your oral habits while wearing braces. Non-food objects should not be placed in the mouth. Biting nails or pens can damage your braces easily. Eating ice can also cause trouble.

We welcome you to contact our office today at 817-581-4031 for more braces tips and to schedule your next visit.