While you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, please avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar. Minimize the amount of sugary foods you eat; the sugar can cause tooth decay and other related problems.
Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:
Gum (sugar-free or regular)
Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:
Hard taco shells
French bread crust/rolls
Corn on the cob
Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
Uncooked carrots (unless cut)
Minimize Sugary Foods like:
Only Once a Day:
Drinks with sugar
We encourage patients to quit bad habits, such as fingernail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects.