Foods to Avoid with Braces

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid with Braces:

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid with Braces:

  1. Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  2. Licorice
  3. Sugar Daddies
  4. Toffee
  5. Tootsie Rolls
  6. Caramels
  7. Starburst

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  1. Ice
  2. Nuts
  3. Hard taco shells
  4. French bread crust/rolls
  5. Corn on the cob
  6. Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  7. Bagels
  8. Chips
  9. Jolly Ranchers
  10. Pizza crust
  11. Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  1. Cake
  2. Ice Cream
  3. Cookies
  4. Pie
  5. Candy

Only Once a Day:

  1. Soda
  2. Sweetened tea
  3. Gatorade
  4. Kool-Aid
  5. Drinks with sugar

SmileMaker Orthodontics, Dr. Jay Burton, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.  He takes great pride in helping people achieve a beautiful smile in HendersonvilleMadisonGoodlettsville and Nashville, TN.  You can contact our office at (615) 865-6551 or email us at

Foods to avoid with braces (orthodontic) what not to eat