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tayholbub asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

Please help me.........?

I'm a 16 year-old female and getting braces in about 4 months. What can't I eat and drink when I have them on?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, the ortho usually gives you a list of what not to eat.

    Here is a list my ortho gave me.

    Examples of Sticky Foods you can't eat

    Gum (sugar-free or regular)

    Licorice

    Sugar Daddies

    Toffee

    Tootsie Rolls

    Caramels

    Starburst

    Examples of Hard Foods you can't eat

    Ice

    Nuts

    Hard taco shells

    French bread crust/rolls

    Corn on the cob

    Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)

    Bagels

    Chips

    Jolly Ranchers

    Pizza crust

    Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

    Minimize Sugary Foods like:

    Cake

    Ice Cream

    Cookies

    Pie

    Candy

    Only Once a Day:

    Soda

    Sweetened tea

    Gatorade

    Kool-Aid

    Drinks with sugar

    These are just suggestions. I eat all these things, and haven't ever broken a wire or bracket, or hurt my treatment in anyway.

    You can basically eat and drink what ever you fill like, but if you eat one of the things listed above, eat it carefully.

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

    Source(s): I have had Braces for1 1/2 years, and still have quite a ways to go.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Well I've had braces for 2 years now, they say your not supposed to eat anything hard like nuts or really hard candies, popcorn, or gum. Unfortunatley I do eat all of these things still! But it hasn't bothered me one bit, or ruined my braces. And you can basically drink anything you want! I don't know of any drink you cant?

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  • 1 decade ago

    gum... hard candy... chips like doritoes... nuts... hey, it's not as bad as it sounds. i have had braces on for a while, and i used to have an addiction to gum, but i've made it through. ps good luck it hurts the night you get them, but not right away... they just feel funny :D. as for drinks... you can drink all kinds, just after having something sugary you should brush your teeth.

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