Question: What should I avoid when I eat with braces?

  • Sticky candies like toffee, jujubes, caramels, skittles etc.
  • Nuts, popcorn kernels
  • Hard granola bars
  • Suckers
  • Ice and popsicles
  • Hard candy (do not chew!)
  • Hard rolls, bagels, and pizza crust
  • Hard fruits and veggies: cut or break up into small pieces and chew with back teeth
  • Ribs and meat on bones
  • Corn on the cob: cut off before eating
  • Chewing pens, pencils, fingernails or using teeth to open things
  • Bubblegum (sugarless gum is okay!)