A 23-year-old male asked:
If the person is not able to chew the food properly due to the installation of braces on teeth. can it cause gastritis,acidity and stomach pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 55 years experience
Braces and eating: In over 40 years of dental practice, I have never seen or even heard of any case of a patient receiving Orthodontic treatment unable to eat "properly" or receive adequate nourishment for wearing any type of Orthodontic appliances. If you or anyone is having trouble with anything during treatment, they should discuss it with their treating dentist. If you have those symptoms speak to MD.
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Orthodontics 54 years experience
GI Symptoms: What you describe is not caused by altered mastication (chewing). If your GI tract is malfunctioning, see your GP or preferably a Gastroenterologist. As to those new braces, eat a soft diet high in protein (the building blocks your body needs) such as ice cream/scrambled eggs, chicken soup, ground beef, beans, fish, chicken or egg salad, etc.
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