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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