Showing posts from February, 2018

Eating with Braces

Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, d on't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances. Foods to AVOID with braces: Chewy foods — bagels, licorice Crunchy foods — popcorn, chips, ice Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum Hard foods — nuts, hard candies Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots Foods you CAN eat with braces: Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks Breads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts Grains — pasta, soft cooked rice Meats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats Seafood — tuna, salmon, crab cakes Vegetables — mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, beans Fruits — applesauce, bananas, fruit juice Treats — ice cream without nuts,

Do You Have Loose Wires or Bands?

We know even despite your best efforts, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact  Burch Orthodontics  as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you. In an emergency, you can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. If the loose wire is causing irritation to your lips or cheeks, put wax or a wet cotton ball over the broken wire to relieve the pain until your appointment. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at ( 850) 877-1692 immediately if you experience any issue with your braces.