Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.Although braces have become sturdier with modern technology, it’s still important to be careful not to damage them. Certain foods can damage braces components like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself. Generally, avoid all foods that are sticky, hard, or chewy. Soft foods are most recommended for those who wear braces because they are gentler on braces hardware.Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet is important for oral health and overall health. The healthier your body is, the better the results of your orthodontic treatment because a proper diet provides essential nutrients to bones and tissues undergoing significant change during braces treatment.Foods to avoid When Wearing Braces1-Popcorn2-Nuts3-Hard taco shells4-Sticky and hard candy5-Gum6-Ice7-Corn chips8-Pretzels9-Hard cookies or crackers10-Sticky or hard chocolateTry to avoid biting into hard foods with your front teeth. When possible, cut up these hard foods into smaller pieces:1-Raw vegetables2-Croutons3-French/Italian bread4-Fruit5-Hard rolls6-Thin crust pizza7-Meat8-Burgers9-Sub sandwiches10-Corn on the cobRecommended Foods When Wearing Braces1-Hull-less popcorn2-Yogurt3-Bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries, and other fruits without pits4-Light crackers or cookies5-Cheese6-Mashed potatoes7-Peanut butter and jelly8-Ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and other noodle disheswww.emeralddental.in#EmeraldDental #Lifewithbraces Previous Post DENTAL ANXIETY Next Post DON’T LET FOOD STAY TOO LONG.