Foods to Avoid

For most situations, common sense will to you what to avoid. Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foots can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign object should be avoided.  Chewing gum is not a problem so long as it is sugar free. 

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:candy

  • Bubble Gum 
  • Sticky sweets 
  • Toffee

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:apple

  • Sticks of Rock! 
  • Nuts
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:ice-cream

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate 
  • Fizzy Drinks 

It's important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our Practice immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.