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  • Avoid Damaging Braces during Apple Picking Season

    Avoid damaging your braces during apple picking season. If you have braces and are planning to go apple picking in the Bergen County area, Milestone Orthodontics has some helpful hints.

    Apples always make that list of foods to avoid if you have braces. While wearing braces, Dr. Milestone 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. Dr. Milestone says to cut apples into wedges. If you cut apples into smaller pieces, your braces will not come directly into contact with biting directly into the apple thus, avoid damaging 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. Damaged braces can be painful and could potential prolong treatment. In other words, if you eat foods that you should be avoiding, you could damage your braces and be stuck with orthodontic treatment of braces for even longer.

     Milestone Orthodontics 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. Milestone. Contact our office near Bergen County with any questions or concerns you have.