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Foods to Avoid

When it comes to deciding what is okay to eat with braces, simply make logical decisions. To keep your braces intact and your teeth healthy, try to steer clear of sticky, hard and sugary foods that fall into the following categories:

Sticky Stuff

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Bracket Breakers:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust and rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut into small pieces)

Cavity Makers:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

One Drink Limit

  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Drinks with sugar

If you notice a loose bracket or broken wire, contact iClear Orthodontics immediately to schedule an appointment. Broken brackets and wires not only hurt, but they also stall your treatment.

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