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The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Quest Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic are intended to be durable enough to accept the tension applied by your routine adjustments. This also allows them to withstand the rigors of chewing most common foods.

Yet your braces are not completely invulnerable to damage. Should some component of your braces become bent, damaged, or compromised in some way it could harm your mouth and increase the time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.

So, it’s worth noting that there are a few things you can do to maintain the structural integrity of your braces.

Sticky foods, candies, and chewing gum pose a common threat to the integrity of your braces. The suction could potentially pull a bracket or spacer out of its intended position or potentially bend a wire.

A similar threat is posed by consuming tough and hard foods as well as crunching down on ice. These things can also bend wires and damage braces hardware. Sometimes a damaged band, or leave a sharp point in your mouth.

If some part of your braces is bent or damaged, you need to have it examined by Dr. Arjun Patel and his team as soon as possible to prevent further complications.

If you had braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Arjun Patel’s orthodontic clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, and you have a question or concern, you can always call 470-440-7330 to speak to a member of Quest Orthodontics’s staff.