Eating With Orthodontic Appliances

It’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your teeth and braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment. Foods and drinks that may cause dental cavities should be restricted while wearing braces. Teeth move best in a healthy environment and in individuals with excellent overall health. Please avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods to prevent extended treatment time. To keep it all straight, we’ve put together an easy to read chart:

Yes Foods

Pudding Jello Yogurt
Soup Pasta Rice
Mashed potatoes Soft sandwiches (peanut butter jelly) Grilled cheese
Fruit Cheese Cooked vegetables
Olives and pickles Tuna salad Candy bars without caramel or nuts
Reeses peanut butter cups Peppermint patties And lots of ice cream and milkshakes!

Hard Foods

Hard pizza crust Hard candy Hard pretzels
Rice Krispy Treats Doritos Fritos
Cheetos Combos Hard taco shells
Bagels Lollipops Lifesavers
Jolly Ranchers Now & Laters Beef jerky
Slim Jims Caramel popcorn Regular popcorn
Carrots and apples Ice and ice cubes Corn on the cob
Hard granola bars Nuts  

Sticky Foods

Bubble gum Gumballs Jawbreakers
Taffy and Tootsie Rolls Caramels Starbursts
Sugar Daddys Candy bars Snickers
Candy with nuts Lollipops Lifesavers
Jelly beans Skittles Good & Plenty
Milk Duds Fruit Roll-Ups Licorice
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1524 S Commercial Street
Neenah, WI 54956
P. (920) 729-0889
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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