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:
No Sticky and Chewy Foods:
Snickers candy bars
Limit High Sugar Foods:
Cut these foods into small pieces:
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