LIFE WITH BRACES

Now that you have your braces on, it's important to take care of them!

Foods to Avoid

Foods to Enjoy

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​