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If you want to have the most successful orthodontic treatment possible, our McCord Orthodontics team has some tips for you!

It’s extremely important to take great care of your smile while you align your teeth, and the best ways to do so are to keep up on oral hygiene, attend your checkups, and have a top-notch diet. However, we understand that diets can be a bit overwhelming and confusing at times, which is why we are happy to give you the diet tips you need! For the best orthodontic treatment in Idaho Falls, Idaho, we recommend doing the following things:

-Avoid sticky foods, like: Caramels, candy bars with caramel, fruit roll-ups, gum, sticky candy, caramel apples, Skittles, Starbursts, toffee, gummy bears, taffy, and sticky or chunky peanut butter.

-Avoid hard or tough foods, such as: Pizza crust, nuts, corn chips, popcorn, bagels, hard candy, and ice cubes.

-Cut the following hard-to-eat foods into small pieces: Apples, carrots, celery, pears, chicken wings, corn on the cob, spare ribs, and pizza.

-Avoid tooth-harming habits, like: Chewing on pens, pencils, ice, and fingernails.

To learn more about the best ways to take care of your smile during orthodontic treatment, please call 208.529.8333 today and talk to your orthodontist, Dr. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy, or a member of our team. We are here to give you all of the information you need to finally achieve your smile goals. We look forward to helping you!