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Foods to Avoid with Braces 

Orthodontics Appointment Marietta GA

During your orthodontic treatment in Marietta, Georgia, there are various foods that you can enjoy, but most importantly there are some that you should avoid altogether. Why? Because they can cause damage to both your natural teeth and the components of your braces.

What Not to Eat

If you’re in braces, it’s best to avoid the following foods:

(Some) Bread –Soft bread should be avoided because it can stick to your wires and brackets, making it very hard to get them clean. When food particles get left behind, cavities can develop. If you want to eat bread, then having it toasted is a good option.

Sticky Foods – You should stay away from sticky foods and candies like taffy, caramel, and chewing gum, because they can stick to your braces and cause a bracket to pop off your tooth, requiring an emergency visit to the orthodontic.

Hard Foods – Foods that are really hard, like croutons, peanut brittle, ice, etc., can break your orthodontic hardware. Broken parts mean your braces aren’t working properly, which can lead to having a longer treatment time.

Sugary Foods or Drinks – If not properly cleaned off, sugar can soak on your teeth and erode the enamel, causing tooth decay. So, if you’re not prepared to brush your teeth right after consumption, then it’s best to avoid food and drinks that have a high sugar content.

Where to Get Help with Your Braces?

If your braces have been damaged because of something that you ate, then call Dr. William R. Kincer, our Marietta orthodontist. We’ll get you fixed up and back and moving along in no time! 

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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