We’ve got your back

Or more technically, your mouth. Fortunately, orthodontic emergencies are few and far between. We take extra care to make sure your appliances are fastened comfortably before you walk out of our office, so we can prevent flare-ups before they happen. General soreness and loose appliances may be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers or a light wax coating. In the instance that you do require immediate care, call our emergency line at (505) 400-9855. Day or night, we’re here for you.

Keeping you in the know

Here’s a quick guide to what you can and cannot eat while in treatment. If you are curious about a food that is not on the list, please give us a call, we’re happy to help.  

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What you can eat 

  • Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks
  • Breads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts
  • Grains — pasta, soft cooked rice
  • Meats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
  • Seafood — tuna, salmon, crab cakes
  • Vegetables — mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, beans
  • Fruits — applesauce, bananas, fruit juice
  • Treats — ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake
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What you cannot eat

Chewy foods — bagels, licorice
Crunchy foods — popcorn, chips, ice
Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum
Hard foods — nuts, hard candies
Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots