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Are there certain foods that I should avoid when I get my braces?

Yes, unfortunately wearing braces means you might have to avoid eating some of your favorite foods. Hard foods can break components of your braces and sticky treats can easily get stuck in your brackets, making cleaning difficult. Some foods to avoid include:

  • Popcorn
  • Sticky and hard candy
  • Gum
  • Ice
  • Raw vegetables
  • Hard fruit
  • Pretzels
  • Corn chips
  • Nuts
  • Hard cookies
  • Corn on the cob

Ask your orthodontist for a full list of food items to avoid.