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Can i chew gum with braces and if yes, what types?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: You are going to break the braces or get the gun stuck in them. Take care of your teeth. Braces are a big investment appreciate this and take care of those teeth
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
31 years experience
Gum and Braces?: I would always defer to your treating orthodontists. However, I do not personally recommend my patients to chew gum. It gets stuck in the brackets and can cause the brackets to break. Sorry, but I know that is NOT the answer you wanted.
Dr. Anthony Sharber
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Gum and braces just don't function well together and your treatment will progress better if you refrain from using it.

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