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Food for Orthodontic Thought
Food For Orthodontic Thought
Please do not EAT or CHEW the following items:
Gum, Caramel Candy, Gummy Candy, Jelly Beans: Sticky food pulls off wires and feeds the bacteria in your mouth.
Ice: You may have ice in your drinks, but please do not chew on ice. It will destroy your braces.
Hard Breads and Pizza Crust: The hard crusts bend wires, please cut up pizza crusts to eat.
Hard Tacos: The crunchy shell can break off brackets. Soft tacos are fine.
Hard Candy, Jaw Breakers or Suckers: Bends wires and knocks off brackets.
Nuts of any kind: Nuts will break brackets and bend wires.
Popcorn: The hulls can get between your gums and bands. Unpopped kernels will break brackets.
Ribs and Corn on the Cobb: Will knock off brackets. Please cut the corn off of the cob, and the meat off of ribs.
Pretzels, Doritos, Tostitos and Fritos: Too crunchy and will break off your braces.
Carrots and Apples: Please cut into slices and chew in the back of your mouth.
Pens and Pencils: Favorite exam time food…breaks everything!
EATING THESE FOODS WILL PROLONG TREATMENT! This list should be posted on your refrigerator door.
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