Life With Braces

Your First Day

You can eat immediately after placement of your braces; however, we recommend you start with foods that are soft and easy to chew.

Initially, you may experience mild discomfort with your braces. This is due to movement of the teeth and is expected from time to time throughout treatment. We recommend using a non-prescription pain reliever such as Advil and Tylenol. The initial soreness is normal. As you become accustomed to your braces, the discomfort will subside. You may find it helpful to use a small piece of wax on any bracket irritation.

Avoid certain foods during the course of your orthodontic treatment, for example:

No Hard Foods
Corn chips
Whole nuts
Hard candy
Peanut M&Ms

No Sticky and Chewy Foods

Jelly beans
Snickers candy bars

Limit High Sugar Foods
Soft drinks
Sugary cereals
Soft candy

Cut these foods into small pieces

Raw vegetables
Pizza crust/hard breads

Participating in certain contact sports such as football, soccer, wrestling, karate, basketball, etc. requires certain precautions. We provide you with a special mouthguard to wear. If your teeth are loosened or appliances damaged due to any accident, please call our office for instructions


Using FlossFish

Please click on the following link to see the FlossFish instructions and video!




Please click on the following link to see the DENTA-GARD instructions and video!