Food to avoid with braces


Food to avoid with braces

Food to avoid with braces

What foods should I avoid with braces?
Although braces have become entrenched with modern technology, it is still important to be careful not to damage them. Certain foods can damage the components of brackets such as rubber bands,

cables or even the bracket itself. Generally, avoid all foods that are sticky, hard or chin-free. Soft foods are most recommended for those who wear braces because they are lighter in the case of braces hardware.

Read the list of foods below to avoid foods recommended for brace wearers.

Avoid food when wearing braces


  • Cornmeal
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • Sticky and tough candy
  • Glue
  • Ice
  • Corn chips
  • Pritzels
  • Hard cookies or crackers
  • Sticky or hard chocolate


Try to avoid biting hard food with your front teeth. If possible, cut these solid foods into small pieces:




Recommended food when wearing braces


  • Light-less popcorn
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries, and any other fruit without holes
  • Light crackers or cookies
  • Cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Rawli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese and other noodle dishes




Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet is important for oral health and overall health. The healthier your body is, the better the results of your orthopedic treatment because a proper diet provides the necessary nutrients for bones and tissues with significant changes during brace treatment.

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