LIFE WITH BRACES

Now that you have your braces on, it's important to take care of them so they can do their job to Get Your Smile On!  

Damaged brackets can cause delays in treatment and avoiding sugary drinks and foods will be sure you don't damage your teeth with white spots.

NOT THESE

EAT THESE

NO Sticky Foods

  • Licorice

  • Sugar Daddies and Babies

  • Toffee, Caramels, Tootsie Rolls, Starburst, Taffy

  • Candy and caramel apples

  • Gummy bears, Swedish fish, Jelly beans

 

NO Hard Foods

  • Ice

  • Nuts

  • Hard taco shells

  • Whole and/or hard fruits

  • Whole and/or hard veggies, corn on the cob

  • Bagels, Rolls, French bread and Pizza crust

  • Chips, Pretzels, Hard taco shells, Corn nuts, Popcorn

  • Hard candy

  • Beef jerky

 

NO Sugary Drinks

  • Soda - Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew

  • Sweetened tea, Kool-aid, Gatorade

  • Red Bull, Monster drinks

 

NO Bad Habits

  • Chewing on pens and pencils

  • Nail biting

  • Chewing ice​​

YES Soft Proteins

  • Soft Meats

  • Seafood

  • Eggs

  • Cooked beans

  • Yogurt, Cottage cheese, Sliced cheese

 

YES Soft Desserts

  • Pudding and Mousse

  • Smoothies, Ice cream

  • Soft cake

  • Pastry without nuts or chips

  • Frozen Yogurt without hard toppings

 

YES Grains

  • Soft Grains

  • Cooked pasta, rice, quinoa

  • Soft tortillas

  • Biscuits, Muffins, Pancakes

 

YES Soft Fruits

  • Grapefruit, Oranges

  • Cut fruits

  • Banana

YES Soft Vegetables:

  • Steamed

  • Cooked​

Erie Office

615 Mitchell Way

Erie, Colorado 80516

Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8a - 5pm

(303) 772-7722

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815 E. 17th Ave.

Ste. C4

Longmont, Colorado 80504