Foods to Avoid with Braces

Which Foods Should I Avoid?

Eating with your new braces/appliance requires you to take special care to avoid foods that could result in a repair appointment. Here are some foods listed below to avoid

Chewy foods — bagels, licorice, pizza crust, pretzels,
Crunchy foods — popcorn, nuts chips, ice,
Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum, other hard/sticky candies
Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots (Cut them into smaller bites to avoid biting into the core

Which Foods CAN I Eat?

  • Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, Shakes/smoothies
  • Breads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts
  • Grains — pasta, soft cooked rice
  • Meats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
  • Seafood — tuna, salmon, crab, soft sushi rolls
  • Cooked Vegetables — mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, steamed broccoli/carrots/cauliflower, squash
  • Soft Fruits — applesauce, bananas, fruit juice,
  • Treats — ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake

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