You should be able to eat normally after your brace is fitted, and it is important you keep the brace in whilst doing so, unless your orthodontist tells you otherwise.
Although it might be difficult at first, eating with the brace will become easier the more you do it.
After each meal, remove the brace and rinse your mouth thoroughly, brushing the brace with your toothbrush to remove all debris.
To make sure your treatment works well and in the shortest possible time, it is important you take care of your teeth and brace. In order to avoid damage to both, you should try to avoid the following:
- Toffee, boiled sweets, chewing gum, bubble gum and chews
- Fizzy drinks, including diet drinks and excessive amounts of fruit juice
- Hard foods such as crunchy apples, crusty bread rolls and nuts etc. might damage the brace
- Hard food can be eaten with care, if you cut them up small before chewing them