Sorry to say, but she just has to deal with it. I really don't know how to help her. I had braces for 3 years and it was torture not eating all my favorites, but it did get easy. I learned to like other foods and when I got my braces off, I went on a food spree of everything I couldn't eat for 3 years. I can tell you to tell her to NOT eat what she isn't supposed to, it is not fun to snap brackets off your teeth and get yelled at by the ortho. I ate a Now and Later and snapped a bracket off my tooth, including the cement that held the bracket on. I told my dentist that I didn't know how it happened. He said, that he could see the stuff in the bracket and it was either gum or Now and Later. Man, those dentists are smart. I really missed crusty French and Italian bread. I missed biting into an apple. It does take a little bit of time to get used to the restrictions, but it is well worth it. I have perfect teeth now.
at 7:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2009