It’s only a few days until Easter weekend and for fixed brace-wearers this can be a frustrating time; but don’t fret, as there are still tasty alternatives to the confectionary that can jeopardise your treatment – read on to find out how to adapt for the Easter period with fixed braces….
What types of food can I eat with fixed braces around Easter time?
Brace wearing is synonymous with eating soft foods so as to avoid damaging the brace as well as limiting the amount of sugar you are consuming. This is because plaque and tartar build up much more easily when you have braces, with food particles easily becoming stuck in your brace hardware and leaving you susceptible to cavities and potential gum disease.
Is there a way around limiting my diet when I’m undergoing orthodontic treatment?
Yes – Invisalign clear aligners. A removable appliance that is also bracket and wire-free, Invisalign is popular with patients who are looking for a minimally-invasive solution. As they are removable, you do not need to worry about your diet during the treatment period; Invisalign allows patients a 2 hour window each day in which to remove the aligners to brush and eat.
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