Drinking alcohol with braces?

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mughushed
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Drinking alcohol with braces?

#1 Post by mughushed »

Hi, I've had my braces for nearly a year now and, yes, there have been times where I haven't stuck to the orthodontist's orders not to drink fizzy drinks. However, I'm going out clubbing with friends for the first time and I'm unsure what drink(s) would be acceptable to order at a (UK) club that isn't fizzy? Thanks!

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#2 Post by jem »

Assuming the club believes you are over 21 and lets you in, I would say drink as much as you can of whatever you want!

Habitual drinking of sweet sugary drinks is bad for your teeth and dental hygiene is all the more important with braces, hence your ortho's ban, but if you brush thoroughly after your night out you will be fine.

have a good time!

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Re: Drinking alcohol with braces?

#3 Post by Psa »

Every once in a while doesn't hurt. I've had braces for 2 years and I've been out once a week partying. I've never had any problems with my braces or teeth. Sound like you're being extremely careful :D loosen up and have fun :)

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#4 Post by mughushed »

[quote="jem"]Assuming the club believes you are over 21 and lets you in, I would say drink as much as you can of whatever you want!

Habitual drinking of sweet sugary drinks is bad for your teeth and dental hygiene is all the more important with braces, hence your ortho's ban, but if you brush thoroughly after your night out you will be fine.

have a good time!

Jem[/quote]

I'm in the UK so I only have to be 18 (which I am) :) Thanks very much!

mughushed
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Re: Drinking alcohol with braces?

#5 Post by mughushed »

[quote="Psa"]Every once in a while doesn't hurt. I've had braces for 2 years and I've been out once a week partying. I've never had any problems with my braces or teeth. Sound like you're being extremely careful :D loosen up and have fun :)[/quote]

Thanks! I'm sure one night (plus if I use straws) will be fine!

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#6 Post by djspeece »

I thought drinking was mandatory for anyone in braces :lol:
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#7 Post by Aaeolien »

[quote="djspeece"]I thought drinking was mandatory for anyone in braces :lol:[/quote]

Yeah isn't that how to get thru the first couple days after an adjustment?

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