Food and Braces
1. Generally speaking, hard foods can be eaten with care if you cut them up first. This would apply to crunchy fruit like apples, crusty bread rolls, or similar.
2. Cut food into small pieces and chew carefully to avoid breaking, bending, or loosening your braces. Eat a healthy diet and drink lots of water (this helps dislodge food particles from your braces!).
|Avoid the Following:
1. Chewing Gum
2. Hard chips or cookies
3. Popcorn, caramel corn, nuts
4. Hard rolls, pizza crusts, bagels
5. Chewing on ice