Question for any moms that have dealt with braces
My 13 year old stepson just showed up this weekend with braces. Well atleast the front section of his braces. He has to have surgery for impacted teeth before he gets the rest of his braces.
I never had braces or did my kids. The only time I dealt with them was when I was a kid and my cousin had them. So I dont know alot about them, but I do remember my cousin didnt change much about his eating habits other than avoiding taffy and sticky candy like that. My step son gave us a list a mile long of things he cant eat. Even including things like chips, pizza, and even hoagie rolls. It just seems to me like this list is a little extreme.
Of all you moms that have dealt with this can you fill me in on your experiences? Is this food list just a starter list while they get use to their braces? At 13 how much should we expect he can just handle this on his own? (truthfully he hasnt learned the best habits to start, we have to REMIND him every day to take his meds in morning, brush his teeth, and brush his hair - SO annoying!)
Thanks for any info and advice you can offer!