Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: What to Eat and Not to Eat with Braces

Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi

What are food that I should avoid and what is okay to eat when I have braces?
Hard and sticky food should be avoided, such as:
• Ice
• Taffy or other chewy candy
• Gum
• Popcorn
• Nuts
• Hard pretzels
The first few days after your braces get tightened are usually the worst, where your teeth may feel sore and tender. Go for softer food, such as:
• Meatloaf
• Pasta
• Frozen yogurt
• Oatmeal
• Scrambled eggs
• Pudding
• Chicken or tuna salad
• Cooked veggies
Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi
93 Route 183, Stanhope, NJ