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.



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3. teeth straightening for adults

4. Longmont Orthodontist

5. Board Certified Orthodontist Near Me

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​