It is true that orthodontic treatment necessitates care to avoid foods that damage braces and appliances.
Have no fear, you will not starve!
There is a period of adjustment during which you must actively think and:
- make appropriate food selections
- know when to cut up food into smaller pieces before eating
- stop yourself from taking a bite out of an apple or sandwich
Do not be discouraged. You will soon see new habits develop and eating with braces and/or appliances will become second nature.
Dr. Tsintolas has created a quick reference guide for his patients with advice about "What to Eat and Not to Eat".