My brother had braces for years. I'd suggest not eating meat in general and fruit like apples at all ( Thats what he did ). Hope it gets better fur yee
i currently have braces(top and bottom) and have for just over a year. they get much better. DO NOT EAT APPLES, they broke my wire twice(or dont eat corn off the cob). i didnt eat popcorn for a while but i have since like April and no issues yet(just dont eat a lot or the bottom, cuz theres a lot just kernels). meat is completely fine, i eat it all the time. gum is your call. i chew it. just make sure its sugarfree.
Your teeth are integral to your health and not having correctly adjusted teeth can affect the way you masticate thus your overall health. I had braces because my jaw structure was misaligned thus i was chewing with one side far more than the other thus i was losing integrity faster for my teeth on my right side than my left. If i didn't get braces I'd probably have a distorted mouth/jaw and some sort of series of side effects.