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If you would like to improve your smile, braces may be able to do it for you. They cannot do it alone, as they may need your help. One way you can help them is to watch what you eat closely.

You may need to keep an eye out for foods that can put your braces in a bind, and one such type is sticky foods. This category can involve a lot of sweets, such as caramel, taffy and gummy candies.

What can happen is these candies get stuck in the wires and brackets. They can interfere with the braces from there, and getting them out may be equal to getting gum out of hair. They can also go a step further and outright break the brackets, which can put your teeth straightening efforts on hold for a while.

Fortunately, Dr. Laura Rothe may be able to repair the braces and get them back on the job. However, if you would like to keep them in order and not add extra time to the treatment, you can avoid these treats for now and be rewarded with a good-looking smile.

If you would like to give braces a try, we invite you to pay us a visit here at Skyline Orthodontics in Elkhorn, Nebraska. We can tell you all you need to know to keep them maintained so you can reap all their benefits. Feel free to call 402.289.3232, and we will happily answer any questions and set things up for your visit.