Foods to Avoid

You must be careful of what you eat. If you are constantly breaking brackets and bending wires, your treatment time may be extended. Some foods are really good at breaking the cement under your bands, bending wires, and breaking brackets. Some other foods are not bad for your braces, but they make it more difficult to clean your teeth and can therefore cause cavities or stains.


This list is an example of the types of food you should avoid while wearing braces:

Hard candy and nuts



Caramel or soft candies

Apples or Carrots


Corn on the Cob

Potato Chips