Foods to Avoid
For most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided.
Sticky Foods to Avoid: (they can bend wires)
- Regular Gum (Sugar-free gum is fine)
- Sugar Daddies
- Tootsie Rolls
Hard Foods to Avoid: (they break and damage brackets and wires)
- Corn on the cob
- Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
- Jolly Ranchers
Minimize Sugary Foods like: (Sugar can cause decay!)
- Ice Cream
Only Once a Day:
- Sweetened tea
- Drinks with sugar
It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.