Yes, you should be able to eat normally, and the braces should not affect this. However, for your orthodontic treatment to work well and in the shortest possible time, it is important that you take care of your teeth and braces as best you can.
In order to prevent damage to both your teeth and braces, you should:
- Avoid sugary snacks/drinks between meals and at bedtime
- Avoid sticky, chewy or hard sweets, mints and sugared chewing gum
- Avoid fizzy drinks, including diet drinks, and large amounts of fruit juice
- Hard or chewy foods, such as apples, carrots and crusty bread, can damage your brace. Avoid them or cut them up first