Life with Braces

Foods to avoid with braces

  • Chewy foods like licorice
  • Crunchy foods like popcorn
  • Sticky foods like caramel
  • Hard foods like nuts
  • Foods that require big bites like apples

Soreness Caused by Braces

You may experience some tenderness or soreness when you get your braces. This is normal and it will go away. To relieve the pain, try gargling with salt water or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. 

life with braces

Playing Sports with Braces

You can still play sports with braces! Depending on the sport, we may recommend you wear a mouthguard out on the field for protection. Let Drs. Scott or Dr. Patel know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.

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