Eating

There are certain dietary habits that are known to cause breakage of orthodontic appliances, as well as increase the risk of dental disease. Our aim is to achieve the treatment goals with as few disturbances as possible due to appliance breakage, and to minimize the side affects of poor diet choices. Remember, teeth move best in a healthy environment and in individuals with excellent overall health. Be sure you have a well-balanced diet.

Potential Harm to Your Teeth and Gums

Foods and drinks that may cause dental caries (cavities) should be restricted while wearing braces. Sticky food is to be avoided because of the increased risk of dental decay and appliance breakage. This type of food sticks to braces and remains on your teeth for long periods of time. If food or drinks high in sugar content are to be consumed, we advise having them with regular meals or at one given time of day. Please make sure that careful brushing and rinsing take place immediately afterwards. Between-meal snacks should be confined to foods without refined sugar, and should be followed by brushing or vigorous rinsing.

Potential Harm to Your Braces

Braces are attached to your teeth with an adhesive that normally will withstand the forces of eating. However, braces can be dislodged and wires bent or broken while eating certain foods.

Foods that are appealing, but dangerous during orthodontic treatment:

  • Chewing ice will destroy your braces.
  • Sticky food or candy of any kind (taffy, caramels, Tootsie Rolls, Gummy Bears, Now and Laters) damage appliances by bending wires and pulling cement loose.
  • Hard food or candy of any kind (Jolly Ranchers, pizza crust, hard pretzels, beef jerky, Doritos, Fritos, Corn nuts, raw carrots, nuts) may do damage by bending wires, loosening cement under the bands or breaking the little brackets and tubes that are attached.
  • Foods high in sugar content (cake, cookies, ice cream) should be avoided whenever possible. If you do eat them, brush your teeth immediately. If it is not convenient to brush, then always rinse your mouth with clear water after eating sweet foods.

Remember, if you have any questions about dietary restrictions or good food choices, please ask!

Welcome to Our Practice

Island Smile Orthodontics

Is dedicated to providing you and your family with professional and personal orthodontic care. We strive to provide a setting where patients and their families can develop a bond with our team, knowing that their needs are of supreme importance to us. We treat every patient with dignity, respect and appreciation. Our purpose is not only to straighten teeth, but to improve lives through a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

When committing to orthodontic treatment, you are entering a long-term and special relationship with the orthodontist and his entire staff. A high level of caring and communication between patient, family and the orthodontic provider is vital to the ultimate success of treatment.

Our doctors and team set high standards of excellence for themselves and those to whom they provide service. During each visit, Dr. Rahimi or Dr. Newton will communicate treatment progress and any special instructions for the patient and parents.

Island Smile Orthodontics

Grand Cayman Orthodontics

What Makes Our Office So Unique?

  • Dr. Rahimi and Dr. Newton will personally diagnose your case and see you at every visit until your new smile has been achieved.
  • We are known for the incredible level of service we provide, and the fabulous results we are able to achieve. We are proud of our warm, home-like atmosphere, where patients and family are greeted and treated like guests.
  • You will always be able to reach us at either our office or our emergency number.
  • Most insurance plans are accepted. To help maximize your insurance benefits, we will submit forms for you to your insurance company.
  • Most importantly, we treat you like family, and that simple concept will make your treatment an extraordinary experience for all. We will do our best because we want each patient to have the best possible smile and feel comfortable in recommending us to their friends.