ORTHODONTIC DIET CHART
Foods that cannot be cleaned off the braces may lead to discoloration and decay of your teeth. Even though our braces and wires are metal, they are fragile and are usually damaged by eating the wrong foods, thus taking us longer to finish our treatment.
GUM: sugarless or otherwise
STICKY FOODS: caramels, toffee, gummy bears, caramel apples tootsie rolls, licorice
HARD FOODS: nuts, popcorn, hard candy, bagels, hard pretzels corn on the cob etc.
CUT INTO SMALL PIECES: apples carrots etc.
MINIMIZE SUGAR INTAKE
EAT MUCH LESS: candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, foods with sugar
DRINK MUCH LESS: soda pop, drinks with sugar
AVOID CHEWING ON PENS, PENCILS, FINGERNAILS