Things you can not eat while you are in BRACES.
Although braces have become sturdier with modern technology, it’s still important to be careful not to damage them. Certain foods can damage braces components like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself. Generally, avoid all foods that are sticky, hard, or chewy. Soft foods are most recommended for those who wear braces because they are gentler on braces hardware.
Read the following list of foods to avoid as well as recommended foods for braces wearers.
Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces
Hard taco shells
Sticky and hard candy
Hard cookies or crackers
Sticky or hard chocolate
Try to avoid biting into hard foods with your front teeth. When possible, cut up these hard foods into smaller pieces:
Thin crust pizza
Corn on the cob
Recommended Foods When Wearing Braces
Bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries, and other fruits without pits
Light crackers or cookies
Peanut butter and jelly
Ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and other noodle dishes
Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet is important for oral health and overall health. The healthier your body is, the better the results of your orthodontic treatment because a proper diet provides essential nutrients to bones and tissues undergoing significant change during braces treatment.