Foods To Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado

Avoid these foods during your Stapleton CO braces treatmentWhatever the nature of your orthodontic treatment, it's important to follow our recommendations exactly. Our orthodontic team has decades of experience helping people in the Denver area, and when we offer you instructions for living life with braces or other treatments, it's because we know these instructions will make your life easier and your treatment successful.

This is particularly true when it comes to what and how you eat while wearing braces. We know that cutting out certain foods during your treatment can be difficult. But these foods can get stuck under wires and pose a serious danger to your braces, potentially setting back the timetable of your treatment.

Here are a few foods you should avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment:

  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Hard, sticky candy
  • Bagels
  • Gum
  • Don't chew ice
  • Hard pretzels

For certain foods, such as cookies, hard rolls and other kinds of crusty breads, you can still enjoy them if you take steps to soften them up before chewing them. For example, dipping cookies in milk can make them soft enough to safely enjoy while wearing braces or other orthodontic gear. You can also cut up hard foods (apples, carrots) to make them easier to chew without biting into them.

We understand you likely have questions about these foods and other steps you'll have to take while undergoing an orthodontic treatment. We look forward to answering these questions and doing everything we can to ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible.

If you live in or around Stapleton, Colorado and you need high-quality orthodontics, please call Advanced Orthodontic Care today at 303-331-0222 to arrange a consultation at our practice.