Foods to Avoid

v-braces2.jpgAt Malone Orthodontics, we provide advanced orthodontic treatment, including metal braces, lingual braces, Invisalign, and clear braces in Alpharetta, GA. We strive to keep our patients up to date and educated about their personalized care plan throughout their orthodontic treatment with us. Now that you have braces, we ask that you please avoid foods that can damage your brackets and wires, such as hard foods, sticky foods, and foods high in sugar content. Our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Malone, and our team put together a list below of the foods to avoid, as well as some tips and tricks to abide by, while wearing our Alpharetta and Milton, GA braces.

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Only Once a Day:

  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Drinks with sugar

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Providing Advanced Braces In Alpharetta & Milton, GA

If you have any questions about what you should and should not eat while undergoing orthodontic treatment with us, give our office a call and our friendly team will be happy to help. If you experience a loose, bent, or broken wire or bracket, and you need to schedule an appointment with us, please fill out our online form or contact us immediately. We look forward to seeing you soon!