A healthy diet means a healthy body, healthy teeth, and a better result for your orthodontic treatment. Please do not eat hard foods: nuts, ice, crisp taco shells, whole apples and carrots (cut them into pieces first), hard French bread crust and rolls, corn on the cob (cut the corn off the cob before eating), and popcorn. These foods risk breaking brackets and wires. Also, beware of nail biting and pen or pencil chewing habits, since these can damage your braces. Do not eat sticky foods: taffy, caramels, bubble gum, sticky candy of any sort. Use common sense about most foods.
Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces:
If in doubt – leave it out! Or call our office and one of our friendly orthodontic team members can advise you.