Foods to Avoid

What Foods You Shouldn’t Eat with Braces


When you have braces on, it’s best to avoid the following foods entirely:

  • Hard candy
  • Sticky candy
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Hard fruits that you bite into (apples, pears, etc.)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Potato and corn chips
  • Pizza crust
  • Bubblegum
  • Jerky
  • Ice
  • Very chewy foods


Foods to Eat with Caution

You might notice that there are some items on the list above (corn on the cob, apples) that are healthy foods. You can still enjoy these foods with braces! You can choose to have cooked corn, or to cut your apples into smaller, bite-sized pieces. The important thing is to avoid food you have to bite off with your front teeth.

If you have any questions about your treatment or what foods you should avoid, call us today.