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3 Types Of Food To Avoid When You Have Metal Braces

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If you have metal braces, then you know that sometimes they can be a bit finicky. To help you get the best results and to prevent a wire from breaking, this article will list a few types of holiday foods for you to avoid when you have metal braces. Remember that even though these foods may be tempting, they may only wreak havoc on your mouth in the long run. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? Read on. 


A popcorn ball may sound like the most delicious holiday treat to indulge in, but all of that sticky goo combined with popcorn may just cause trouble. Popcorn is notorious for getting stuck in between your brackets, and it can be hard to get out. And sometimes popcorn can even move brackets if the pieces get really stuck in between. So not only is popcorn a bad idea when it's on its own, but it's especially a bad idea when it's combined with things like caramel or marshmallow. Instead of eating a popcorn ball, reach for a grab of roasted almonds instead. 

Sticky Nuts

Even though roasted almonds may be okay for you to eat, sticky nuts may not. Sticky nuts are usually sold at the malls and are covered in caramel or some other sticky solution which can get stuck to your teeth. The problem with sticky foods, in particular, is that if they get stuck on your metal brackets, they can cause them to come loose, which is going to be a headache. Additionally, sticky nuts may also lead to cavities, which are something that you really don't want. 

Candy Canes

Candy canes are a delicious treat to eat unless you have braces. Candy canes can stick to your teeth, which is a complete disaster. If you absolutely have to have a candy cane to make your holiday season, then don't bite on it. Instead, just suck on it. 

Metal braces are one of the best ways for you to get straight teeth, but if you're not careful with the food you eat, then you may run into some problems. During your initial consultation at an orthodontist office like Reed & Sahlaney Orthodontics, LLP, they will go over all of the things you should and shouldn't do when you are wearing braces. To learn more about foods for you to avoid during the holidays, contact your orthodontist today and ask them a number of questions.