Frequently Asked Questions

What foods do I have to avoid while in treatment?

Foods to Avoid

These foods will damage your braces by bending wires and breaking brackets.

  • Sticky & Chewy Candy (Starburst, Laffy Taffy, etc)

  • Hard & Crunchy Foods (Nuts, Hard Crackers, etc)

  • Popcorn

  • Beef Jerky

  • Ice

  • Sugar Gum

  • Objects (Pens, Pencils, etc)

Foods that Need Special Treatment

Some foods can be harmful if eaten improperly but are okay if you are careful. These foods need to be cut into small pieces or softened prior to eating.

  • Hard Bread

  • Crunchy Fruits

  • Crunchy Vegetables

  • Chewy Meats