Whitney Orthodontics Advises on the Best and Worst Snacks for Braces
The Best (and Worst) Snacks for Braces
We know that getting braces is a big change in your daily life (with an exciting payoff in the end!), but the hardware and subsequent photos of you aren’t where the change ends. To properly take care of your braces, you will need to adjust your food choices, as well. Whether you’re a new patient or just need a refresher, here is our list of safe and harmful snacks when it comes to your braces.
Foods to Avoid: Steer clear of foods that will bend or break your braces with their hard consistency, get stuck in hardware with their stickiness, or that require you to bite through with your front teeth, which can easily disengage front brackets.
Hard or sticky candy
Ice (fine in drinks, but not to chew!)
Corn chips or hard taco shells
Raw fruits like apples
Raw vegetables like carrots
Corn on the cob
Jerky or other tough meats
Foods to Enjoy: There are still a lot of foods in the same categories as above that you can enjoy with braces! A varied, nutritious and delicious diet is still quite possible.
Soft fruits like peaches, pears, melon or grapes
Crumbly crackers and cheese
Corn off of the cob
Nut butters on toast
Noodle and pasta dishes
Ground beef or roasted fish
If you have any other questions, give us a call at (770) 945-2015. We’d love to help