Foods To Avoid

Problem Foods and Helpful Eating Tips

Eating proper foods, avoiding certain foods, and minimizing sugar intake will help to insure that your orthodontic treatment goes as smoothly as possible.

Your braces are precise appliances. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires, and loosen or dislodge your braces. Sugary foods can cause tooth decay and should be minimized.

Use Common Sense when choosing the food that you eat. And avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens and pencils, or chewing your nails.

Hard Foods To Avoid

  • Hard Candy
  • Corn Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Beef Jerky
  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Pizza Crust
  • Corn on the Cob
And all foods like these.

Soft Foods To Avoid

  • Bubble Gum
  • Starbursts
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Gummy Bears
  • Caramels
  • Taffy
And all foods like these.