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First Day with Braces


You can eat immediately after placement of your braces; however, we recommend

you start with foods that are soft and easy to chew.

Initially, you will experience mild discomfort with your braces. This is due to

movement of the teeth and is expected from time to time throughout treatment.

We recommend using a non-prescription pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol.

The initial soreness is normal. As you become accustomed to your braces, the discomfort will subside. You may find it helpful to use a small piece of wax on

any bracket irritation.

Avoid certain foods during the course of your orthodontic treatment, for example:

No Hard Foods:
Corn chips
Whole nuts
Hard candy
Peanut M&Ms

No Sticky and Chewy Foods:
Jelly beans
Snickers candy bars

Limit High Sugar Foods:
Soft drinks
Sugary cereals
Soft candy

Cut these foods into small pieces:
Raw vegetables
Pizza crust/hard breads


Participating in certain contact sports such as football, soccer, wrestling, karate, basketball, etc. require certain precautions. We will provide you with a special mouth guard to wear. If your appliances are damaged due to any accident, please call our office during regular business hours for instructions. If your teeth or mouth are injured at any time during orthodontic treatment, call our emergency line at 1(937) 738-7651

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