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?
- iFanFarmLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
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)
Examples of Hard Foods you can't eat
Hard taco shells
French bread crust/rolls
Corn on the cob
Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
Uncooked carrots (unless cut)
Minimize Sugary Foods like:
Only Once a Day:
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.
- 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?
- 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.