For most of us, we try to eat healthily but don’t tend to think about the texture of the foods we eat. However, there are certain foods to avoid with braces. While this can seem frustrating, avoiding these foods can make a tremendous difference in the effectiveness of your braces.
In most cases, common sense will dictate what foods to avoid with braces to keep them in the best shape. As a general rule, however, try to avoid hard and sticky foods and those that are high in sugar, since these are especially hard on various parts of braces. These are known to disrupt the improvement of your teeth and orthodontic care. In particular, Dr. Steven Ricci advises patients to exercise caution with the specific foods below.