Being a parent of 3 kids myself, I know feeding them can be challenging at times. Once they get
braces, kids (or adults) have to be extra careful of what they eat. Foods that are hard, crunchy,
or sticky can cause the wire to poke out, and brackets to break. Having breakage with your
braces will cause delay in getting that beautifully straight smile of your dreams. So try your best
to have foods that are braces friendly, and you will get that ideal smile before you know it!
There are specific foods that are worse than others when it comes to damaging your braces. In
general hard, crunchy, or sticky foods should be avoided. Especially these foods, chips, hot
cheetos, takis, gum, gummy bears, starburst type candy, all hard candies, nuts, popcorn, corn
on the cob, chewing on ice, hard fruits like apples, hard vegetables like carrots should be
cooked. A good general rule of thumb is to avoid all junk food as much as possible.
Foods that are Braces friendly include: Soup, rice, mashed potatoes, beans, mac and cheese,
yogurt, fish, smoothies, eggs, corn off of the cob, soft fruits like bananas, and cooked
Once Dr. Ray places your braces on, him and his team will give you a list of foods to avoid and
review proper care of your Braces. If you ever have any questions regarding your Braces
treatment, please feel free to contact us anytime at 323-597-1712, and we will be ready to take
great care of you!
Ray Orthodontics proudly provides Braces and Invisalign care to children, teens, and
adults in the Montebello, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, Whittier, East LA, Monterey Park,
Lancaster, Alhambra, Huntington Park, South Gate, Downey, El Monte & Commerce,
CA. areas. To schedule your free consultation, please call 323-597-1712.