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As you align your smile, it’s important to do all you can to have the best results possible, and one of those things is having a proper diet. If you have the proper diet, your appliance will remain in tip-top shape and your treatment time will stay on track. If you don’t have the proper diet, your brackets and wires can break and it can alter your treatment plan.

To help you take care of your appliance by having a top-notch diet, our Winning Orthodontic Smiles team recommends doing the following things:

-Avoid sticky foods, such as: Gooey candy bars, caramels, fruit roll-ups, gum, gummy bears, toffee, Starbursts, Skittles, taffy, candy bars with caramel, sticky candy, and caramel apples.

-Avoid hard or tough foods, such as: Pizza crust, nuts, corn chips, popcorn, bagels, hard candy, and ice cubes.

-Cut hard-to-eat foods into small pieces, like: Apples, carrots, corn on the cob, pizza, celery, chicken wings, pears, and spare ribs.

-Avoid tooth-harming habits, such as: Chewing on pens, pencils, ice, and fingernails.

If you avoid sticky foods, avoid hard or tough foods, cut hard-to-eat foods into small pieces, and avoid tooth-harming habits, you will be on the right track. To learn more or to receive additional tips, please call (843) 525-6228 today and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett. We will be more than happy to teach you more about having a healthy diet while you have braces in Beaufort, South Carolina!