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At the office of Drs. Enoch and Lamei, we understand that the transition to life with braces can be difficult. For many patients, eating becomes one of their biggest concerns. To help you with this adjustment, our East Cobb orthodontists and team have compiled information about eating with braces.

What Not to Eat With Braces

When careful, you can likely eat most foods without causing any damage to your braces. However, there are some foods that can cause trouble to your braces. Additionally, it is important to be aware of nail biting and chewing on pens or pencils. Such habits as nail biting and eating certain foods can cause damage to your braces.

Food to Avoid

  • Gum
  • Caramel
  • Caramel apples
  • Licorice
  • Toffee
  • Hard candy
  • Bagels
  • Pizza crusts
  • Nuts
  • Carrots (uncooked, unless cut up)
  • Apples (unless cut up)
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Popcorn

Minimize Sugar Intake

It is important to reduce the amount of sugar you consume, especially while wearing braces. We recommend that you eat less candy, cake, cookies or other desserts. It is also important to drink less soda and other sugary beverages to keep your teeth healthy and your braces at their best.

If you have any questions about what you can and cannot eat while wearing braces, we recommend calling our office at 770-400-9972. Dr. Enoch and Dr. Lamei have years of experience helping patients create the look they have always wanted. Our orthodontists in Marietta, Georgia, can help you meet your goals.

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