Montini Orthodontics Ocala FL

Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

Tips to Keep Your Braces Safe and Secured

Braces are attached to your teeth with a strong adhesive, but may become loose as a result of eating certain foods. Wires could also become bent or broken without proper care. Patients should maintain good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly between meals.

Patients should avoid foods that are sticky, hard or chewy as well as food and drinks known to cause cavities. Foods like those listed below may cause problems which will result in extra visits for repairs and ultimately extend the length of treatment. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy these restricted foods after completing your treatment.

Any specific questions about food choices should be directed to Dr. Montini and their staff.

gum

gum

beef jerky

beef jerky

nuts

nuts

hard or sticky candy

hard or sticky candy

corn chips

corn chips

crispy taco shells

crispy taco shells

whole apples

whole apples

celery

celery

caramel

caramel

taffy

taffy

popcorn

popcorn

soda

soft drinks

candy bars

candy bars

gummy bears

gummy bears