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Diet in orthodontics

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After placing the wires, springs and elastic bands on the tooth, Dr. Jamilian will give you all the necessary explanations regarding the type of food consumed during orthodontic treatment.

Do not use gum, toffee, gaz, sohan, scorched rice and sandwich bread. Divide the food and fruit into small pieces and place them on the back teeth. Avoid biting food and fruit, pizza, sandwich, dried bread or toast, apple, cucumber and corn by the anterior and bottom teeth.

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First remove the kernels of seeded fruits (peach, plum, tomato, date, olive), then cut the fruits into small pieces, and use the back teeth for chewing. To use nuts (pistachio, almond, hazelnut, walnut and sunflower seeds), peel them off and place the kernels on the back teeth. Make sure that there is no sand, chicken bone, dry bread or stiff meat in the food. Do not place pencils, pens and toys in the mouth.

Solid foods should not be eaten during treatment by fixed orthodontics because of detachment of the fixed appliances from the tooth. This is known as the fixed orthodontic appliances breaking, which must be re-attached to the teeth. This causes improper tooth movement, stops treatment process, and in some cases irritates the oral mucosa and is harmful to the enamel if repeated.

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It is noteworthy that fixed orthodontic appliances are so firmly adhered to the teeth that they are not easily removed by ordinary foods. Toothache is normal after insertion and each session of activation of the fixed orthodontic appliance and will be resolved in a few days. Analgesics such as acetaminophen can be used in the case of unbearable pain. During treatment by fixed orthodontics, avoid eating all kinds of seeded fruits, candy, corn, olive, toast, pizza, and sticky foods such as gaz and sohan. To eat seeded fruits such as cherry, peach, and greengage, remove the kernel; divide them into small pieces, and then use. To eat sandwiches and fruits such as apples and carrots, and nuts such as hazelnut and pistachio, divide them into small pieces and chew with the back teeth.

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What types of foods can be eaten during treatment?

The dentist will give you all information you need about the type of food consumed during the treatment.

– Do not use gum, toffee, gaz, sohan, scorched rice and sandwich bread.

– Divide the food and fruit into small pieces and place them on the back teeth.

– Avoid biting food and fruit, pizza, sandwich, dried bread or toast, apple, cucumber and corn by the anterior and bottom teeth.

– First remove the kernels of seeded fruits (peach, plum, tomato, date, olive), then cut fruits into small pieces, and use the back teeth for chewing.

– To use nuts (pistachio, almond, hazelnut, walnut and seed), peel them off and place the kernels on the back teeth.

– Make sure that there is no sand, chicken bone, dry bread or stiff meat in the food.

– Do not place pencils, pens and toys in the mouth.

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