Foods to Avoid
If you take care of your braces, your braces will take care of you!
NO STICKY FOODS OR CANDY:
Braces can be pulled apart with sticky foods.
NO HARD FOODS OR CANDY:
Bands and brackets can bend, loosen or break off with hard food. Do not chew hard foods.
- Raw Carrots
- Whole Apples
- Pizza Crust
- Hard Candy
DO NOT EAT ANYTHING HIGH IN SUGAR:
Sugar will feed the bacteria that cause cavities.
NO CARBONATED SODA BEVERAGES, SUGARY JUICES OR SPORTS DRINKS:
Drinks that are high in sugar and are acidic should be avoided completely.
It is helpful to cut your food into small bite-size pieces. If you chew your food carefully and follow the food selection advice, your chances of broken or loose brackets will be much less.
The rewards of braces:
- Straight Teeth
- A Beautiful Smile
- Healthy Mouth