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Can anyone tell me of some chewing gum you can chew with mouth braces?
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In brief: There aren't any
Braces work by using wires to move your teeth.
The orthodontist bends the wires in very specific ways to make sure that the movements gently move your teeth. Chewing gum can bend the wires and even break them- potentially damaging your teeth, gums and tongue.

In brief: There aren't any
Braces work by using wires to move your teeth.
The orthodontist bends the wires in very specific ways to make sure that the movements gently move your teeth. Chewing gum can bend the wires and even break them- potentially damaging your teeth, gums and tongue.
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Dr. Randall Shaw
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sadly there is none
The problem with chewing gum with braces is because it can stick to the braces and cause them to come off the tooth.
It can also get stuck on the wires and cause them to get deformed.

In brief: Sadly there is none
The problem with chewing gum with braces is because it can stick to the braces and cause them to come off the tooth.
It can also get stuck on the wires and cause them to get deformed.
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Dr. Stephen Carter
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No gum is best.
Chewing gum is likely to cause damage to braces and the wires that are moving your teeth.
Constant chewing forces can end up causing the wires to break or can dislodge the braces from the teeth. Either will slow down treatment and or cause damage to your cheeks and gums.

In brief: No gum is best.
Chewing gum is likely to cause damage to braces and the wires that are moving your teeth.
Constant chewing forces can end up causing the wires to break or can dislodge the braces from the teeth. Either will slow down treatment and or cause damage to your cheeks and gums.
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chew at your risk
Any gum can be chewed with orthodontic braces, and it will very likely not break away the appliance from the tooth.
The big problem is that the gum tends to distort the wires that are responsible for moving the teeth, and as such your treatment can be greatly extended or end in a compromised occlusion. Delay your gratification for the unveiling of a great smile!

In brief: Chew at your risk
Any gum can be chewed with orthodontic braces, and it will very likely not break away the appliance from the tooth.
The big problem is that the gum tends to distort the wires that are responsible for moving the teeth, and as such your treatment can be greatly extended or end in a compromised occlusion. Delay your gratification for the unveiling of a great smile!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: None
Think about opening a tin can and the lid doesn't come all the way off.
You then wiggle the lid back and forth until it snaps off. Same thing with braces.

In brief: None
Think about opening a tin can and the lid doesn't come all the way off.
You then wiggle the lid back and forth until it snaps off. Same thing with braces.
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Denture-safe gum
Gum that claims to be safe for dentures is probably your best bet but check with your dentist.

In brief: Denture-safe gum
Gum that claims to be safe for dentures is probably your best bet but check with your dentist.
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2 comments
Dr. David Schleimer
Not really a safe choice. The gum will pull at and distort the wires, elongating treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Gum that doesn't stick to dental appliances is just as damaging as gum that does. Dr. Schliemer's is correct, it' style mechanical stress that causes damage.
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