Foods To Avoid With Braces

what foods to avoid with braces alletown pa

Braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment. They gradually move your teeth to the best and healthiest position as determined by a licensed orthodontist, like Dr. Bob Bryan of Bryan Orthodontics in Hamburg PA and Allentown PA. Although braces are a great thing, there are two things to consider when choosing to pursue treatment:

Foods to avoid with braces

Dental hygiene and brushing your teeth is even more important now. Brackets and wires can make cleaning your teeth properly, more difficult, which means you may be more susceptible to cavities.

In instances where your braces break, you’ll need the orthodontist to provide a fix on your next visit. Yes, accidents do happen, but with a little extra care, you can avoid issues that could slow down the process of correcting your crooked teeth.

Whether you just got adult braces, or your child just saw a children’s orthodontist, it may not be ready to jump back into your normal eating routine, right away. For the first few days, anything too hard or too crispy might be difficult to eat due to some discomfort and/or soreness.

Sticky and hard candies are the most obvious foods to avoid with braces that comes to mind. Candies described as sticky and hard can get caught in your braces and knock brackets and wires loose. Also, it’s considered not safe to try harder foods like popcorn, pretzels, seeds and nuts while on braces. In addition to that, tough-to-chew meats can cause problems as well.

You may be wondering what food to eat instead of foods to avoid with braces. Never fear! There are delicious options that will keep your teeth and tummy happy. Here’s a delicious recipe that’s perfect to eat with braces, clear braces, and/or Invisalign!

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes


Let’s Talk Teeth!

Do you have braces? Is there a food that you can eat with braces that we may have overlooked? Let us know!

There is a lot to consider when deciding if braces are the right choice for you. Dr. Bryan and
the team at Bryan Orthodontics can help pinpoint the best option for you once they have evaluated your condition and learned more about your lifestyle (including what foods you eat regularly). As an orthodontist in Hamburg PA, Dr. Bryan works hard to create a comfortable environment for current and new patients, alike.

If you are interested in braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, be sure to contact Bryan Orthodontics
in Hamburg PA to schedule a FREE braces consultation!

“I will recommend Dr. Bob and his staff to anyone~ He did a SUPER job with my daughter and is now treating my son. His staff is always super pleasant and today they really did great with my son during the molding process. They also work with you for the financing end.”

-Kelly Tennille

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Dr. Bob Bryan of Bryan Orthodontics is an expert in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, dental braces, clear braces, or an orthodontist in Allentown PA, Hamburg PA, Auburn PA, Shoemakersville PA, and Port Clinton PA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bryan, contact Bryan Orthodontics  at: (610) 435-2788 or (610) 562-5185.

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