Orthodontic Diet Chart

Foods that cannot be cleaned off the braces may lead to discoloration and decay of your teeth. Braces and appliances can easily be damaged by eating the wrong foods - which may extend treatment time.

NO GUM IS PREFERRED, IF YOU MUST: PLEASE USE SUGARLESS GUM FOR DENTAL WORK

NO STICKY FOODS

CARAMELS * SUGAR DADDIES * STARBURSTS * CARAMEL APPLES * SUGAR BABIES * LICORICE * TOFFEE * NOW OR LATERS * TOOTSIE ROLLS * GUMMY BEARS * JERKY

CAUTIONS WITH

NUTS * POPCORN * HARD CANDY * BAGELS * APPLES * CARROTS * (COOKED OR CUT INTO SMALL PIECES IS BEST) * PIZZA CRUSTS * HARD PRETZELS * CORN MUST COME OFF THE COB * DORITOS * MEAT ON BONES

MINIMIZE SUGAR INTAKE

CANDY * COOKIES * CAKE * ICE CREAM * FOODS WITH SUGAR * PIE * DRINKS WITH SUGAR

AVOID CHEWING ON PENS, PENCILS, FINGERNAILS, ICE OR OTHER HARD OBJECTS