Foods To Avoid

You may be reluctant to give up your favorite foods when you get braces, but doing so has many benefits that make the sacrifice worthwhile. Following instructions from Kadan Orthodontics on foods to avoid will:

  • Simplify brushing and flossing
  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Minimize the risk of damaging your braces
Eating with braces Kadan Orthodontics in Devon, PA

Sticky Foods to Avoid

  • Toffee
  • Caramels
  • Licorice

Hard Foods to Avoid

  • Crunchy (hard) taco shells
  • Chips
  • Ice
  • Raw (uncooked) carrots (unless cut into very small pieces)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Bagels
  • Pizza crust
  • Nuts
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • French bread crust and rolls
  • Apples (unless cut into very small pieces)