When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there is no need to worry about playing sports. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure your child's safety and well-being. There is no need to avoid physical activities due to orthodontic appliances. Chewing on ice is a destructive habit, regardless of whether you have braces or not.
We strongly advise against it as it can damage orthodontic appliances such as brackets and ligatures. Teeth are not tools and should not be used to open bottles or packages. Using your teeth as tools while wearing braces is particularly dangerous. The force generated when opening a bottle or package can damage orthodontic appliances, which require professional repair. There are many more foods that are safe to eat while wearing braces than those that should be avoided.
As your child wears their orthodontic appliances for a longer period of time, they will learn what they can and cannot do while wearing them. Sometimes you may have to say no to chewy, sticky, or crunchy foods in order to prevent the wire or brace from loosening from the orthodontic appliance. Until then, your child's orthodontist will provide you with a list of things your child should avoid while wearing dental appliances. These precautions are intended to prevent orthodontic appliances from being damaged, which can cause pain for your child. Your child should continue to see the dentist every six months, even during orthodontic treatment. As an expert in orthodontics, I recommend that parents and children alike take extra care when it comes to their dental health during orthodontic treatment.
It is important to remember that chewing on ice, using teeth as tools, and eating certain types of food can all damage orthodontic appliances and cause pain for the patient. Parents should also ensure that their children visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups. By following these simple guidelines, parents can help ensure that their children's orthodontic treatment is successful and that their teeth remain healthy and strong for years to come.