Foods to Avoid

Keeping a Healthy Smile

During your orthodontic treatment, there are some limitations to the kinds of foods you are allowed to eat. There are some common food items that you may already know about and some you will learn can be harmful to your treatment. Below is a general list of what to avoid and what is best for that Hollywood-ready smile!

Food and Drinks recommended by Braceland Orthodontics to avoid consuming.
Food and Drinks recommended by Braceland Orthodontics to avoid consuming.
Food and Drinks recommended by Braceland Orthodontics to avoid consuming.
Food and Drinks recommended by Braceland Orthodontics to avoid consuming.

Sugary Foods

Candy, cookies, cakes, ice cream, pie, etc. Anything high in sugar can lead to tooth decay.

Sticky Foods

Caramel, taffy, starburst, gum, etc. Anything sticky can cause damage to your appliances.

Sugared Beverages

Soda, juice, energy drinks, sweet tea, etc. These can contribute to cavities and decay.

Citrus Foods

Citrus fruit, pickles, soda, etc.  These foods can eat away the enamel protection on your teeth.

Invisalign® Patients

If you happen to indulge in any of the foods or drinks listed above, be sure to rinse your aligner trays thoroughly after consumption. Any left over acid residue can contribute to tooth decay and damage to your enamel.

Foods recommended to eat by Braceland Orthodontics
Foods recommended to eat by Braceland Orthodontics
Foods recommended to eat by Braceland Orthodontics

Whole Grains

Bread, brown rice, nuts, oatmeal, etc. Grains aid to the cleansing and nutrition of your teeth and gums.

Fruits and Vegetables

Soft fruits and vegetables are great for your teeth. Avoid hard vegetables such as carrots unless they are steamed!

Dairy Products

Milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Calcium loaded foods help strengthen your teeth and bones.

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