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For most situations, common sense will tell you what foods to avoid. However, there are certain foods that can cause damage to wires and brackets. Examples of such foods are:
  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Pizza crust
  • Bagels
  • Raw Carrots
  • Apples
Other foods are known for their high concentration of sugar and adhering to teeth. Examples of these foods are:
  • Gum
  • Skittles
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Starburst
Obviously, minimizing intake of hard or sticky foods while in orthodontic treatment will reduce your need of any orthodontic repairs but also will keep your teeth and gums healthy. For this reason, drinks high in sugar such as soda, Gatorade or kool-aid are not recommended.

Our desire is for your smile to be beautiful and healthy. This can only be achieved by observing excellent oral hygiene habits, which includes avoiding such foods.