Outstanding Service. Outstanding Smiles!

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.
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Licorice
  • Caramels
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Starburst
  • Toffee
Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:
  • Ice
  • Bagels
  • Nuts
  • Chips
  • Hard taco shells
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Pizza crust
  • Corn on the cob
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
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!

COVID-19 Update for our Patients:

Our office continues to remain closed in compliance with government mandates. If you have an urgent need, orthodontic emergency, or general questions, please give us a call and leave a voicemail at (708) 403-2626. We will give you a call back as quickly as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you again upon re-opening!