When you first get braces in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Dr. Lala and Dr. Metcalf strongly recommend eating small, soft foods for the first couple of days. It is also a good idea to wait several hours after you first place the braces before you begin eating solid foods. This is because the braces need time to completely bond to the teeth, and your teeth might also feel sensitive to any pressure you apply to them.

You might feel a little awkward when your first begin using braces, but that is completely normal. Within a few days, the braces will begin to feel as though they are a natural part of your oral cavity. If you wish to dull the discomfort you feel, your orthodontist recommends placing the orthodontic wax onto the specific areas of the appliance that are causing the irritations. Any soreness you feel will go away within the first few days with braces, and you will adjust to them in no time. If it is needed, you can take over-the-counter pain medications to eliminate any pain you feel.

Throughout your treatment with braces, we strongly suggest refraining from eating the following foods:

• Beef Jerky
• Nuts
• Gum
• Corn Chips
• Candy Bars
• Caramel
• Popcorn
• Soft Drinks
• Hard or Sticky Candy
• Celery
• Crisp Taco Shells
• Whole Apples

If you have any questions regarding your future life with braces, call Blog now and talk to a member of our team!