You may hold your pointer over a food to get more information about it. Or see below for written general guidelines.
Chocolate is okay as long as it is not mixed with nuts, hard or chewy carmel, or anything crunchy.
Foods to Avoid:
Foods that are sticky. chewy, hard or crunchy can cause damage to your braces and if consumption is continued for a longer period of time, may diminish your final results.
General Rules to Remember:
Limit sugar intake, including sugary drinks
No sucking on lemon or lime halves
No eating ice
You must avoid:
Corn on the cob
French bread crust and hard rolls
Whole apples and carrots
Tortilla Chips - Hard crunchy chips are not
allowed, smaller softer corn chips and potato chips are okay though!
Hard Candy - including suckers and peanut brittle.
Jerky - including all types of meat from which jerky is made.
Lime and Lemon - no sucking on lime or lemon halves.
Apple, whole - core and slice apple before eating.
Pizza Crust - cut off crusts and discard.
Carrots, raw, uncooked - chop in bite sized pieces and/or cook till tender.
Whole nuts -Not allowed. Chopped cashew pieces and
shelled sun-flower seeds are OK.
Gummy Candy - including all flavors and shapes.
Bubble Gum - the only approved gum in the office are "Orbit" & "Five" brands - Soft and sugar free. They are consistently soft and sugar-free. Other sugar
free gum, that hardens the longer you chew it, is not allowed.
Licorice - including all flavors.
Pretzels - the bigger and harder ones are the worst. But,
the big SOFT pretzels are OK!
Taffy - including homemade and storebought varieties.
Chewy Candy - carmels and fruit flavored squares are two examples.
Corn on the Cob - cut the kernels off the cob before eating.
Ice - try ice water to cool off but don't eat the ice.
Carmel Nut Bars - this includes any combination of sticky candy and whole nuts.
Grain Nut Bars - avoid the varities with whole nuts.
French Baguette or Hard Rolls - try the soft variety, untoasted.
Popcorn - including plain and flavored such as Carmel and Cheese. Popcorn is
not allowed due to safety concerns, instead we recommend puffcorn
treats made out of processed popcorn (without kernels).