It’s always smart to think before you much with braces! 

Check out our lists below on what to and what not to eat when having braces. 

The Think Before You Munch List

Foods you can eat, but only if you follow the rules…

  • Hard shell tacos, pretzels, Doritos, Fritos, Cheetos etc.
    • Break into small pieces, chew with back of teeth.
  • Fruits and veggies
    • Cut into small pieces, chew with back teeth. Don’t bite with front teeth.
  • Corn on the cob
    • Cut off the corn from the cob, then eat.
  • Chicken, steak, pork chops, ribs etc.
    • Cut the meat off the bone, then eat.
  • Gum
    • Make sure it’s Trident brand with xylitol!

The Don't Even Think About It List:

Foods you may NOT eat…

  • Ice
  • Nuts, slim Jims, beef jerky
  • Tootsie Rolls, caramels, Rolos, Snickers, Butterfingers, frozen candy bars
  • Candy canes, lollipops, Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, Nerds
  • Starbursts, Twizzlers, Fruit Roll-Ups, taffy, Air Heads, gummy bears, bubble gum

Anything that is hard, sticky or chewy. Trust us, you don’t want your brackets breaking!

Other things that break your braces:

  • Chewing pens & pencils
  • Chewing nails
  • Using your teeth to open things
  • Picking your teeth with your fingers

Contact us...

As always, we are here to assist you in any way we can. 

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have further questions on what to eat and not eat with braces.