Food to Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment
Braces and orthodontic appliances can be damaged by various types of food. That's why we recommend you simply avoid these foods all together. The foods to avoid include:
- Tootsie Rolls
- Crunchy Pretzels
- Hard Candy
- Pizza Crust
Foods that are very high in sugar can contribute to tooth decay, and oral hygiene is harder when you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. Avoid sugary foods like candy, pie, cookies, cake, and ice cream. Also, reduce your soda intake, and don't chew on pens, pencils, or fingernails.
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