Foods to Avoid

Eating these foods will loosen your braces, but you may not discover the problem until hours or days later… SURPRISE! Loose bands, broken wires and detached brackets can cause treatment time to be extended.

ICE… It will destroy your braces.

HARD PRETZELS… Bends wires, loosens bands, knocks off brackets.

DORITOS, TOSTITOS, FRITOS (hard chips)… will break your braces.

CARAMEL CANDY, BUBBLE GUM (all kinds)… Sticky goo, which pulls off wires.

HARD ROLLS, BONES… Bends the wire and knocks off brackets.

BEEF JERKY, SLIM JIMS… Tough as nails.

SUCKERS… You might weaken and bite.

NUTS… No nuts of any kind.

RIBS… Knocks off brackets.

PENS AND PENCILS… Favorite exam time food, breaks everything.

POPCORN…The little shells get between the gum and band.

RAW CARROTS… Please slice in small pieces and chew on your back teeth.