What can I eat while wearing braces?
You can still eat most of your favourite foods during braces treatment. When eating fresh fruits, vegetables and meats (especially steak), you should cut the food into small, bite-sized pieces and try to chew on your back teeth. Do not bite directly into apples, carrots, corn on the cob etc, because these hard foods can cause the brackets to break away from the teeth. For the health of your braces, it’s also best to avoid nuts, popcorn, ice and boiled lollies. Do not eat sticky or chewy foods such as caramels, toffees, chewing/bubble gum and minties. These foods can cause unnecessary breakages and become lodged between the wires. It is also important not to chew on pens, pencils, etc. as extra bends in the wires can result, causing teeth to move in unwanted directions.