Foods to Avoid

At the office of Dr. Sonneveld, we strive to give every patient the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. Dr. Sonneveld and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists will work with you to create a specialized treatment plan that fits all of your needs. We promise to always keep our patients up-to-date and educated throughout orthodontic treatment with us about their personalized care plan. While our cutting-edge orthodontic appliances are working hard to align your teeth and jaw, it is important to pay special attention to the types of foods you are eating to ensure that you keep your wires and brackets in good working condition. Dr. Sonneveld and our caring team put together a list below of some examples of foods to avoid to help you get familiar with what not to eat.

Examples Of Foods To Avoid

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (regular or bubblegum). Sugar-free varieties are OK.
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods, Like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Eliminate or Reduce:

  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Drinks with sugar

It's important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.

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If you have any questions regarding what you should and should not eat while undergoing orthodontic treatment with us, feel free to give our office a call. To schedule a first visit or if your braces are in need of repair, contact us or fill out our easy online form today. We look forward to seeing you!