If you or a family member has just been to the orthodontist for braces, you may have a lot of general concerns. One question many people have is what types of food to avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Eating the wrong things can cause discomfort, and certain foods, especially those that are especially sticky and chewy, can actually remove important parts of your treatment, like spacers. Other types of food can become stuck in the braces and then become difficult or impossible to remove. This can cause discomfort and also can lead to cavities.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.