Problem Foods

Problem Foods 2016-08-31T17:44:38-07:00


Eating proper foods, minimizing sugar intake and getting enough sleep are essential during orthodontic treatment. Your braces are precise appliances that can be damaged by eating hard foods. Some soft and sticky foods can cause tooth decay and loosen or dislodge your braces.

Avoid chewing on pens, pencils and fingernails.

Forbidden Hard Foods

  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Hard candy
  • Bagels
  • Pizza crusts
  • Hard pretzels
  • Corn on the cob
  • Jerky
  • Ice
  • Doritos
  • Water crackers
  • Hard sweets
  • Sugar cane
  • Coconut drops
  • June plums
  • Peanuts
  • Cashew nuts
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Bones (chicken,, beef etc.)
  • Chocolate with nuts
  • Whole Fruits and vegetables such as Apples and Carrots should be cooked or cut into small pieces and eaten carefully

Forbidden soft Foods

  • Gum (as directed by your orthodontists)
  • Caramels
  • Chewy Candy
  • Starburst
  • Carameled apples
  • Snickers
  • Licorice
  • Toffee
  • O’Henry
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Avoid soda pop and drinks that contain sugar