Avoid damaging your braces during apple-picking season. If you have braces and are planning to go apple picking in the Toronto area, Dr, Norma Chou has some helpful hints.
Apples always make that list of foods to avoid if you have braces. While wearing braces, Dr. Chou recommends that you stay away from foods that you bite directly into to avoid damaging your braces. This does not mean that you can't have apples, but Dr. Chou says to cut apples into bite-sized pieces or wedges. This way, you will have less chance of damaging your braces.
Staying away from certain foods that you like may not be fun, but eating things that you're not supposed to eat can cause broken wires or brackets. Such damage to your braces can be painful and can potentially prolong treatment. In other words, if you eat foods that you should be avoiding, you could damage your braces and be stuck in orthodontic treatment for an even longer time!
Dr. Chou is always available to help you with any of your orthodontic concerns. So while apple picking this season, avoid damaging your braces by following the recommendations by Dr. Chou. Contact our Toronto office with any questions or concerns you have.