Consumption Advice


Most hard and sticky foods should be avoided during your orthodontic treatment. Hard foods can damage your appliance while sticky foods can become caught in your appliance. You should also try to minimize your ingestion of sugary foods as they can contribute to tooth decay. Avoid chewing on foreign objects like your nails or pencils.

Examples of food to avoid while wearing braces:

  1. Hard candy like Life Savers
  2. Sticky candy like caramel
  3. Gum
  4. Ice
  5. Pizza or bread crust
  6. Chips
  7. Corn on the cob
  8. Popcorn
  9. Pretzels
  10. Granola bars

Examples of safe foods to eat while wearing braces:

  1. Mashed potatoes
  2. Cheese
  3. Yogurt
  4. Mac and cheese
  5. Bananas
  6. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches