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If you have braces, then it’s very important to have a diet that is friendly to your braces. You have probably heard this a million times by your orthodontist, Dr. John R. Schouten, but it’s very important. If you want a top-notch smile at the end of your orthodontic treatment, you need to follow your orthodontist’s instructions.

One reason why it’s important to have a braces-friendly diet is that it helps you maintain a top-notch appliance, and you need a top-notch appliance to have a top-notch smile. If you eat chewy and sticky foods that are tough on the braces, your brackets and wires can break. This delays your treatment time because the appliance no longer works effectively. So, please do your best to stick to non-sticky, soft, and non-chewy foods.

Another reason why it’s important to have a braces-friendly diet is because it helps you avoid dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion. Dental problems delay your treatment time and add complications to your orthodontic journey.

If you have any questions about a braces-friendly diet in Springville, Utah, please reach out to Schouten Orthodontics at 801.806.0334 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.