Foods to Avoid


Providing you with a beautiful smile is our goal. There are certain types of food that are capable of breaking bands, breaking brackets, and bending wires.


It is possible for a patient to eat a nutritionally balanced diet without damaging any part of the braces. We have listed below the most common examples of food to avoid while in orthodontic treatment. Please also avoid chewing on such things as; straws, pencils, pens & fingernails.

Examples of Foods to Avoid

Ice
Bagels
Hard taco shells
Corn Chips
Peanuts
Popcorn
Beef Jerky
Hard Candy (jaw breakers, lollipops, lifesavers)
Sticky Candy (caramels, taffy, skittles, gum)
Pizza crust, corn on the cob, celery, apples & carrots (cut into small pieces)
Minimize sugary foods