Problem Foods When You are Wearing Braces

In most situations, common sense will prevail and you will know what foods to avoid when you’re wearing braces. Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar should be avoided.

Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets while sticky foods, like candy can get caught between brackets and wires. It’s is also important to minimize sugary foods as they cause tooth decay and other related dental problems.

But it’s not just some foods that should be avoided, nail biting, pencil, pen and chewing on foreign objects should be avoid as they can cause problems with your teeth and braces.

It’s important you regularly check your braces and orthodontic appliances for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately or arrange an appointment for repair here.

Not all yummy food has to be avoided while wearing braces. Click here to check out or fun recipes for sore teeth.

Patricia J. Panucci DmD, MS • Specialist in Orthodontics For Children and Adults in Southern California

Foods to Avoid