Just Say NO!
Most orthodontic emergencies happen from patients putting things in their mouth and eating things that they shouldn’t. The following should be avoided while wearing braces.
Corn Nuts, Caramels, Starbursts, Sugar Daddies, Taffy, Gummy bears, Chewing ice, Hard bread, Hard pretzels, Apples (uncut), Carrots (uncut), Frozen candy bars, Nuts, Hard candies, Sticky candies, Meat on the bone, Beef jerky, Celery, Granola bars, Corn on the cob, Bubble Gum, Tootsie rolls, Crunchy chips, Hard Tacos, Pencils and… Broccoli.
Just kidding about broccoli!!
Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces