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Dr. Emma is nationally awarded Elite Preferred Provider Status for her extensive experience using Invisalign since its first introduction in 1999. She is among the top 1% of Invisalign certified specialists in North America.

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Braces and Food: What to Eat and What to Avoid

Eating
Be careful to protect the orthodontic appliances when you eat. Faithfully follow our instructions on foods to avoid.

  • For the first day or so, soft foods will be more appropriate.
  • Be in the habit of cutting your food into small pieces and chewing with your back teeth.
  • NEVER bite directly into anything with your front teeth
  • Such as apples, pears, corn on the cob, spare ribs, buffalo wings, and any meat on the bones.
  • Hard foods are off limits or must be cut up in small pieces and chewed with your back teeth
    • These include foods such as hard cookies, pizza crust, hard breads, hard pretzels, bagels, hard candies, frozen snacks, ice cubes, and raw vegetables.
  • Chewy, sticky candy are OFF LIMITS.  There are no exceptions
    • such as laffy taffy, skittles, Starbursts, tootsie rolls, gum, gummy worms, gummy bears, sour patch kids, jelly beans, caramel, and licorice
    • Chewing sticky things may not immediately cause damage but, they will do damage over time

problem foods when you have braces. eating proper foods, minimizing sugar intake and getting enough sleep are essential during orthodontic treatment. your braces are precise applicances that cab ne damanged by eating hard foods. Some soft and sticky foods can cause tooth decay and loosen or dislodge your braces. forbidden hard foods- hard candy, corn chips, popcorn, jerky, ice, pizza crust, corn on the cob, nuts. forbidden soft foods - bubble gum, gum, sticky candy: starbursts, sugar daddies, tootsie rolls, gummy bears, caramels, taffy. avoid soda pop and drinks that contain sugar. use common sense when choosing food to put in your mouth and avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens and pencils.