THE RULES BELOW ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE
Sticky foods such as lollies, toffee and caramel (especially redskins and minties) must be avoided because they can loosen the bonds and wires.
With hard food such as apples and raw carrots are best eaten by cutting them up and chewing on the back teeth.
Sweets and chocolate must be kept to a minimum. A sugary diet will result in tooth decay underneath the bands and bonds (disaster!), and if identified during treatment then the treatment may have to cease.
It cannot be stressed too much how important your diet is while having orthodontic
treatment. Think how healthy you will be in a couple of months!
Snack food, such as plain potato chips are not healthy, but as they do not contain sugar they can be safely eaten while wearing braces. Soft drinks and cordials must be of the “diet” variety. Avoid all colas (yes, even diet coke).
Can’t have and mustn’t do!:
chewing on bones
Just be very careful!:
Yes, in moderation please:
diet soft drinks