Foods To Avoid

Legendary Smiles Recommendations

Thank you for choosing Legendary Smiles for your orthodontic care. The doctors at Legendary Smiles and their team have developed a list of foods to avoid while going through orthodontic treatments. For the most part, we recommend avoiding these foods because they can cause damage to your braces and/or your teeth. In general, hard foods, sticky foods, and sugary foods are best to be avoided. If you ever need clarification on what food items are considered OK to eat or you have any questions about your treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Hard Foods To Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts Of Any Kind
  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Hard Or Crusty Bread
  • Corn On The Cob
  • Whole Apples Or Carrots
  • Pizza Crust

Sticky Foods To Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar free or regular)
  • Air Heads
  • Carmel
  • Toffee
  • Taffy

Sugary Foods To Limit:

  • Coca Cola, Soda, & Sports Drinks
  • Candy
  • Cotton Candy
  • Sweet Deserts (cake, brownies, cookies)
  • Sugary Juices
  • Kool-Aid

The foods listed above are merely a guideline and there are many more foods that could be added to this list. Always try to use your best judgment when choosing the foods to eat while going through orthodontic treatment and remember that smaller bites are typically better.

Call For An Appointment

If you ever experience bent or loose wires or brackets, please call our office immediately to set up an appointment to make those repairs. Additionally, be sure to keep up with your regularly scheduled appointments. There are times when you may not notice a bracket or wire is loose or broken and we will only be able to fix them with you in the office. Please call us today if you would like to schedule an appointment! We look forward to seeing you soon!