Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eating With Braces

Kelly Orthodontics
Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances. 

Please do not eat hard foods including:
  • Nuts 
  • Ice 
  • Crisp taco shells 
  • Whole apples and carrots  
  • Hard French bread crust and rolls 
  • Spare ribs 
  • Corn on the cob  
  • Popcorn  
These foods can cause breakage of the brackets and wires. Also beware of nail biting and pen or pencil chewing habits, since these can damage your braces. 

Do not eat sticky foods like: 
  • Taffy 
  • Caramels 
  • Bubble gum 
  • Sticky candy of any sort
Use common sense about most foods. Excessive broken appliances due to careless eating habits will prolong and complicate treatment.

If you have any questions as to which foods you can eat while in braces treatment please ask one of the Kelly Orthodontics Team Members at your next appointment.

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