New Braces

New Braces

New braces take some getting used to. Your mouth may be sore for the first few days. You’ll want to eat soft foods and take good care of your teeth to avoid any complications.

After a while, you’ll find you can eat just about the same foods as before, but you’ll want to avoid anything that may be too hard or sticky to prevent popping off brackets or bending the wires between them. You’ll find a list of friendly and unfriendly foods below.

Be sure to keep your teeth clean! Brushing, flossing and keeping any food out of your braces after meals will help keep you on track with your oral health.


Avoid These Foods 

  • Popcorn
  • Pizza Crust
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • Sticky/ hard candy
  • Gum
  • Ice
  • Hard chips
  • Pretzels
  • Hard cookies/ crackers
  • Sticky/ hard chocolate
  • Hard crusted breads
  • Seeds
  • Jerky
  • Taffy


Also avoid biting into foods with your front teeth. Cut up these foods before eating:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Croutons
  • French Bread
  • Fruit
  • Meat
  • Burgers / Sandwiches
  • Corn on the cob


IF you need a treat; here are some options:



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