Foods to Avoid

While you are wearing braces, please avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar. Hard foods can break or damage the wires and brackets, and sticky foods can get caught between the wires and brackets. Minimize the amount of sugary foods you eat; the sugar can cause tooth decay and other related problems.

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:candy

  • Regular Gum (soft, sugar-free gum is ok if careful. )
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst
  • Jolly Ranchers 
  • Skittles 

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:apple

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob (cut it off and its ok)
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods & Drinks like:ice-cream

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy
  • Red Bull and similar "energy drinks"
  • Sugared drinks like soda, juice and Gatorade  

We encourage patients to quit bad habits, such as fingernail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects. All of these activities can break or damage your braces.

It's important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. If you have a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call our office immediately to arrange a repair appointment.

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