More people, of all ages, are getting braces than ever before. Make sure to brush and floss often and avoid certain foods because they can break your brackets off. Keeping your braces in good condition and clean will result in your own beautiful smile!
Candy and foods that are sticky and chewy, or hard and crunchy, create the biggest problems for kids and adults wearing braces and or retainers. With that nothing hard, nothing hard, nothing sticky, and nothing that makes you open for a big mouthful. Remember crunchy, chewy, sticky, gooey foods can damage your braces and lengthen your treatment time.
Foods to Avoid:
Sticky candies: ie Caramels, Sugar Daddies, Starbursts, Caramel Apples, Sugar Babies, Licorice, Tootsie Rolls, Now & Laters
Whole apples and carrots (cut them into pieces first)
Hard French bread crust and rolls
Corn on the cob (cut the corn off the cob before eating)
Looking for braces-friendly recipes? Look no further. Check out Dr. Burleson’s helpful resource, created just for you with professional chefs at: BracesFriendlyRecipes.com
Kim Bui born and raised in Kansas City, graduated from high school at St. Teresa’s Academy and college at Rockhurst University. Now Kim is pursuing her masters in Business. With her charisma, Kim welcomes every patient with a smile and willingness to make their experience something to rave about