When you’re looking for Riverdale braces, we at Goodman Orthodontics are here to provide you with high-quality orthodontic treatments and the expertise needed to ensure an efficient and convenient process. As your trusted provider of Riverdale and Bronx braces care, we’re glad to give you all the extra tips and advice needed to make sure that your treatment is a success. One of these tips that we recommend for all of our patients is to watch what they eat. Certain foods can cause problems for braces, which is why we suggest that you avoid these particular foods.
Hard foods can be problematic for a patient with braces as they can damage them or even break their wires and brackets. Some examples of these hard foods include:
- Hard taco shells
- Pizza crust
- Uncooked carrots
- Corn on the cob
Another type of food that you’ll want to avoid is sticky food. Sticky foods can potentially get stuck in your braces and tug on your wires and brackets, which can loosen them or even completely pull them off. We recommend avoiding:
- Tootsie Rolls
Unlike the two preceding categories, you can still consume sugary foods – just make sure not to overdo it! You’ll want to minimize the sugary foods that you eat as sugar can cause tooth decay and other oral problems. Some sugary foods that you should watch out for include:
- Sweet tea
Contact Your Manhattan and Riverdale Braces Provider Today!
If you have any further questions about foods to avoid or what foods are recommended, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with your Riverdale and Bronx braces care providers, feel free to give us a call at one of our two convenient locations. You can reach us at (212) 688-4663 for our Manhattan orthodontic office or (718) 543-4300 for our Riverdale office. We hope to hear from you soon!