What can you eat? Let's talk about what you shouldn't eat! The following foods should be avoided with braces:
Band - stainless steel rings that are cemented around your molar (back) teeth and is used as anchorage to move other teeth.Bracket - an attachment fabricated from stainless steel or ceramic that is bonded to the front of your teeth. This bracket has a slot through which a wire slides.
Wire - fabricated from either stainless steel, nickel titanium, or copper nickel titanium. These wires have " memory" which help them return to their original shape gently bringing your teeth with them. This is one of the secrets to achieving a beautiful smile.
Elastic donuts - the "o" ring that holds the wire in the slot on the bracket. These donuts are changed at most appointments and are available in many colors.
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