Maintaining your braces — Advice and recommendations

Dr. Christos Sideris believes it is very important to educate patients about hygiene and how to maintain their braces. When you start your treatment, you will get detailed information on how to clean your braces and maintain good dental hygiene.

We also recommend that you avoid the following foods because they could damage your braces :

  • Ice, nuts, peanut brittle
  • Hard candy
  • Toffee, caramel and very sticky foods
  • Chewing gum
  • Foods you need to bite into such as whole apples and oranges; these need to be cut in smaller pieces
  • Corn on the cob, unless you cut the kernels off the cob before eating


Things which will help you to prevent repairs

  • Do not bite on foreign objects like pencils and pens
  • Do not play with your appliances with your fingers or other objects and avoid nail biting
  • Wear a mouth guard when playing sports
  • Avoid horseplay with friends and siblings. This can prevent trauma to face and appliances

Rule Number One

Check your appliances once each day. If you notice something loose or broken, please advise the office immediately to arrange an adjustment visit


We accept both referred and non-referred patients

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