Hard and sticky foods should be avoided while in orthodontic treatment because these types of foods can break brackets and bend wires. Broken brackets and bent wires will prolong your treatment time.

Foods and drinks that are high in sugar will increase your risk of white spots and cavities while in orthodontic treatment. It is best to avoid these foods altogether. If you decide to eat or drink sugary things, you will need to brush your teeth immediately afterward. If brushing is not possible, then at a very minimum, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

Do NOT Eat:

Peanut Brittle
Taffy and Caramel
Corn Chips, Crispy Tacos
Fruit Chews, Gummy Bears, etc.
Bubble Gum
Pizza Crust
Hard French Bread

You MAY Be Able To Eat

Carrot Sticks (cut in thin strips / curls)
Apples (cut into small pieces)