10475 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 114
Johns Creek, GA 30097

In most cases, common sense will dictate what foods to avoid to keep your braces in the best shape. As a general rule, however, try to avoid hard and sticky foods and those that are high in sugar, as 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.

Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Hard Foods to Avoid:

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

Minimize These Sugary Foods:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Enjoy These Treats Once a Day:

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

It is important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. Should a loose or broken wire or bracket occur, call Ricci Orthodontics at 678-417-9848 immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. You are welcome to arrange a visit with our orthodontist at any time if you have questions or concerns about braces-friendly foods in Johns Creek, Georgia.

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