Forbidden Foods

While your friends will tell you it's OK to enjoy these foods, we can tell you that these foods will: bend wires, break brackets and wires and make things go the wrong way.

Your treatment will take longer if we have to use your appointment time making repairs instead of moving ahead with treatment.

So... stay away from the following lists of foods, or anything that is similar to these things: 

Hard Foods

  • Hard pretzels
  • Ice
  • Hard breads and crust
  • Nuts
  • Hard Candy
  • Tosted bagels

Crunchy foods

  • Popcorn
  • Doritos
  • Granola Bars
  • Taco Shells

"Bite-into" Foods

  • Apples, carrots, pears (Whole)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Ribs and wings

(These foods should be cut up, cut off or sliced down before eating)

Sitcky foods

  • GUM!!!
  • Carmel
  • Licorice
  • Starbursts
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Fruit Roll-ups
  • Air Heads
  • Salt Water Taffy
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Skittles
  • Gummy Bears
  • Now and Laters

Things that shouldn't be in your mouth anyway

  • Pens
  • Pencils 
  • Fingernails
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