What can I eat when I have braces?
When you are wearing braces and other appliances, it is important to avoid certain foods that can damage the appliances, brackets, and wires, which may cause delays in treatment.
The Key rule is: Nothing hard, sticky or chewy!
RED LIGHT(Never Eat!)
Pens and Pencils
YELLOW LIGHT(Use caution, must be cut or broken up and chewed carefully with back teeth.)
Hard Fruit (i.e. apples)
Fruit with Pits (i.e. peaches)
Corn on the Cob
Crunchy Granola Bars
Foods high in sugar (e.g. pop, candy): don't eat often and brush soon after.
GREEN LIGHT(Go for it!)
Ice Cream (no nuts)
Cereal in Milk
Peanut Butter Cups