Eating Restrictions With Braces

For many people, braces are something they actively want to avoid having. Some choose to avoid it because of the costs of acquiring them, while others choose to ignore the problem affecting their mouths. However, a major obstacle people have trouble getting over is the fact there are restrictions on what you can eat when you have braces. Despite all of these reasons, braces are still the best option to choose when it comes to fixing your crooked teeth or dental malocclusion. You don’t want to risk the complications capable of forming when you ignore your teeth for too long.

You can actually develop a problem speaking, eating, pain in your teeth, and even the increased likelihood of cavities and other bacterial ailments. McSurdy and Staff understand the hesitation of getting this tool, but we will do our best to provide you with something suitable for your lifestyle. We don’t want you to be miserable the whole time, which is why we will do our best to comfort you during this process. Contact us now if you want to know more about braces or if you want to meet with us in person.

What Do Braces Do?

Braces aren’t a new invention, but they have gone through many advancements since their creation centuries ago. The materials we use are much more durable, which means you will see results quicker. Using brackets, bands, and wires, the braces will pull your teeth into the right positions. Additionally, you will need to see the orthodontist periodically so they can see the progress and tighten your wires. This forceful pulling is necessary or else your teeth will become stagnant in the position they are moved too, which isn’t the completed process.

When to Consider Braces?

Braces are for people who can see a noticeable difference between their teeth and straight ones. For instance, if you or your child have teeth facing various directions, gaps in your teeth and/or a dental malocclusion then you need to seriously consider acquiring this teeth straightener. The braces will be able to smoothly fix all of these problems and you won’t have to deal with the complications these conditions can cause. Furthermore, the best time to see an orthodontist is usually when you are a child—specifically 7-years-old—but you can still use this device as an adult.

Foods Not To Eat With Braces

Despite braces being so useful, there is still a reluctance to use it because most people don’t want to change their diet. But, a lot of the foods you will not be able to eat will be better for your health in the long-run. For instance, cutting out sugary foods and drinks will not only prevent gunk from accumulating on your brackets but will also improve your overall health. Although you will also need to avoid eating harder foods like apples and carrots, so you don’t break any of the wires. Fortunately, your orthodontist will give you a complete list of what you can and can’t eat before you even install this apparatus.

Contact McSurdy and Staff Today!

While there are some drawbacks to wearing braces, it doesn’t mean you should completely ignore them. There are alternative styles of braces so you don’t have to give up your favorite food; Invisalign is this new and revolutionary tool. Thankfully, McSurdy and Staff are smile specialists and will be able to provide you with an option suitable for your exact needs and lifestyle. We want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during this frustrating period. Contact us now if you want to learn more about us or if you want to schedule an appointment for a free smile analysis.