Thinking about Braces for your Kids?

Learn More about Life With Braces

Once you have your new set of braces, it's important to take care of them! It's important to take care of your appliances in order to make your treatment as quick as possible, and allow for the best possible outcome.

Don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and all of your favorite snacks in no time (and with a beautiful set of teeth!). However, eating with your braces and appliances requires care and diligence on your part as to not damage your appliances.

Foods to Avoid with Braces

  • Chewy foods- bagels, licorice
  • Crunchy foods- popcorn, chips, ice
  • Sticky foods- caramel candies, chewing gum
  • Hard foods- nuts, hard candies
  • Foods that require biting into- corn on the cob, apples, carrots

Foods You Can Eat with Braces

  • Dairy - soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks
  • Breads - soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts
  • Grains - pasta, soft cooked rice
  • Meats/poultry - soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
  • Seafood - tuna, salmon, crab cakes
  • Vegetables - mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, beans
  • Fruits - applesauce, bananas, fruit juice
  • Treats - ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake