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Eating with Braces

Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.

Foods to AVOID with braces:
Chewy foods — bagels, licoriceCrunchy foods — popcorn, chips, iceSticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gumHard foods — nuts, hard candiesFoods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrotsFoods you CAN eat with braces:
Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinksBreads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nutsGrains — pasta, soft cooked riceMeats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meatsSeafood — tuna, salmon, crab cakesVegetables — mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, beansFruits — applesauce, bananas, fruit juiceTreats — ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake

Do You Have Loose Wires or Bands?

We know even despite your best efforts, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact Burch Orthodontics as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.

In an emergency, you can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. If the loose wire is causing irritation to your lips or cheeks, put wax or a wet cotton ball over the broken wire to relieve the pain until your appointment.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us at (850) 877-1692 immediately if you experience any issue with your braces.