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Millions of people at any given time have braces on their teeth. And one of the concerns that come along with having braces is trying to avoid breaking them. A broken brace can mean more time sitting in the orthodontist’s chair as they fix it, but it can also create an additional out-of-pocket expense. Besides, who wants to keep spending time visiting the orthodontist for broken braces if we can do things to avoid it?

Prevention is Key
The best way to avoid broken braces is to try to prevent them the best that you can. You may not be able to completely avoid them throughout your time of wearing braces, but there are some things you can do to reduce the risks associated.

Here are some tips for avoiding broken braces:

Avoid Certain Foods. There are many foods that will increase your chances of a broken brace. You may even know what some of those are already, but others you may not. And if you know about some of them, you may still find them too tempting to resist, in which case, you should not be all that surprised when you end up with a broken brace. Some of the foods that will increase your chances of breaking your braces include sticky candies (e.g., Tootsie Rolls, taffy, caramel, Starbursts), hard candy (jolly ranchers), gummy bears, foods high in sugar, gum that isn’t sugar free, ice, and popped popcorn.

Use Caution with Others. There are many other foods that can pose a problem if you don’t take precautions. These foods should be cut up into small bite-sized pieces and then chewed with the back teeth. They include corn on the cob, carrots of all sizes, bagels, meat, apples, French bread, pizza, and other foods that are hard or overly chewy.
For more information on orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, visit Dr. Burleson’s website at http://www.BurlesonOrthodontics.com

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