Dr. Scott R. Allen, D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)
1366 Clyde Ave #4
Ottawa, ON K2C 3Z4

Tel. (613) 228-4000
Fax (613) 822-4827
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Foods to Avoid

You can still eat a healthy, balanced diet while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Among the list you'll find hard foods, chewy or sticky foods, and foods high in sugar. Hard foods can break or damage brackets and wires. Stick foods can get caught between wires and brackets. Foods high in sugar can cause tooth decay and other oral health problems. Using common sense will help you navigate the foods you should avoid.

Foods to avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment:

  • Hard Food:
    • raw carrots
    • nuts
    • hard candies
    • ice
    • pizza crust
    • bagels
  • Chewy &amp Sticky Food:
    • licorice
    • fruit leather
    • chewing gum
    • soft candies
    • tootsie rolls
    • starburst
    • caramels
  • Crunchy Food:
    • popcorn
    • chips
  • Foods you need to bite into:
    • apples
    • corn on the cob