After you get braces at Akavan Orthodontics there are a few things you’ll have to adjust to, to get optimal results in the shortest amount of time. One adjustment being the types of foods you can and cannot eat. With Memorial Day right around the corner, Dr. Nooshi Akavan warns her patients with braces to stay away from the acidity foods and drinks, as well as foods that can damage your braces.
Softdrinks, salad dressings, salsa, barbecue sauce, wines, pasta sauces and citrus fruits are all foods and beverages that contain acid. These foods/drinks stain teeth, and when your braces are removed, you may notice a mark where the brackets once were.
Moreover, any foods that have hard insides (i.e., meats on a bone) must be cut into pieces and chewed on using your back teeth only. These types of foods can damage your brackets and bend your wires leading to more appointments and longer treatment times.
Note that simply avoiding acidity, chewy, crunchy, hard and sticky foods overall, will make your orthodontic experience much easier, and please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Akavan if you have any questions or concerns about your braces, she can be reached at 818.345.9601, or to stop by Akavan Orthodontics when and if you are in the Sun Valley, CA area. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!