Eating with Braces


Try to avoid foods that are particularly hard, chewy, crunchy or sticky. These types of foods can loosen, bend or even break your brackets or appliances.

The vast majority of time, if you’re careful, problems won’t develop with your braces. If issues develop, additional guidance will be given to avoid them in the future.

Things to Avoid:

  • Chewing on pens
  • Ice Cubes
  • Hard Candies
  • Popcorn
  • Chewing Gum

Try to choose softer foods, and cut your foods into smaller pieces before eating rather than trying to bite through them. Chop whole fruits such as apples or pears into bite-sized pieces before eating, and please avoid chewing gum and chewing on ice.

After eating, always check your braces for any loose or broken appliances. If you find any problems, please give our office a call so that we can make any needed adjustments.