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Braces can help you get the nice-looking smile you may have been wanting. In order for them to do this, you may have to be very careful about what you put in your mouth.

You want to be careful of foods that can stick. Many of these foods belong to the candy aisle, and we can provide you with some examples to give you an idea of what you may have to avoid. You may want to hold off on gum, caramel, taffy, gummy candies and soft candies.

The problem with these foods is that pieces can get crammed into the nooks and crannies of your braces. If you have ever had to get gum out of your hair, this situation probably has the same level of difficulty. There is also a possibility that they could lead your braces to break, which can set back the treatment and postpone the day when you can show off your smile.

Even so, while we do not want the braces to get ruined, Dr. Amy Richter, our orthodontist, can fix them for you if need be. However, you can make such a visit unnecessary by keeping your braces in mind when you go looking for a snack.

If you are looking into getting braces, our office in Buffalo, New York, is ready to help. We can help you keep the braces in good condition so you can have an excellent smile. Please call 716-239-4815, and we will be there to serve you.