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No Compromise on Taste: Flavorful Foods That Are Braces-Safe


Save these foods for after the braces are off:

While there are plenty of options for braces-friendly foods, there are also some that should be avoided to prevent damage to the braces and discomfort for the wearer. Foods to steer clear of while eating with braces include:

  • Hard or crunchy foods (nuts, chips, hard candies)
  • Sticky or chewy foods (caramel, gum, taffy)
  • Tough meats (steaks, jerky)
  • Large vegetables or fruits (apples, corn on the cob)


Chewing on ice or hard objects can also cause damage to braces. It’s important to avoid biting into foods with the front teeth while wearing braces, as this can cause the braces to break off or become dislodged. Instead, teach your child to cut their food into small, bite-sized pieces or to use utensils like forks and spoons to eat.

Don’t forget dental hygiene!

Maintaining good oral hygiene while wearing braces is crucial for preventing tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health issues. With braces, food particles can easily get stuck between the brackets and wires, leading to plaque buildup and potential cavities. Encourage your child to brush their teeth after every meal and to floss at least once a day. Using an interdental brush can also help them clean between the braces and wires.

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