Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

  • FoodPopcorn
  • FoodNuts
  • FoodSticky and hard candy
  • FoodChewing Gum
  • FoodCorn chips
  • FoodPretzels
  • FoodHard cookies or crackers
  • FoodSticky or hard chocolate
  • FoodMeat/Chicken with bone
  • FoodHard crust pizza

Try to avoid biting into hard foods with your front teeth. When possible, cut up these hard foods into smaller pieces:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Hard rolls
  • Thin crust pizza
  • Meat - boneless
  • Burgers
  • Sub sandwiches

Recommended Foods When Wearing Braces:

  • Rice/dal/porridge/beans/cooked or boiled vegetables
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries, and other fruits without seeds
  • Light crackers or cookies
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Peanut butter and jelly