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  • Simply Orthodontics Success List
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    Download PDF to post at home: Orthodontic Success List
     

    S I M P L Y avoid these for SUCCESS!

    Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful smile! What YOU EAT and DO is the key to successful orthodontic treatment.
     

    Sticky – Chewy

     
    Gum (Sugar or Sugarless)
    Tootsie Rolls Tootsie Pops
    Blow Pops
    Carmel’s
    Carmel Apples
    Gummy Bears
    Gummy Worms
    Toffee
    Starburst
    Jelly Beans
    Fruit Roll-ups
    Fruit Snacks
    Now & Laters
    Licorice
    Skittles
     

    Hard – Crunchy

     
    Chips
    Taco Shells
    Hard Candy
    Pretzels
    Jolly Ranchers
    Jaw Breakers
    Pizza Crust
    Suckers
    Popcorn
    Nuts (Food And Candy With Nuts)
     

    Other Orthodontic “No-No’s”

     
    Lip Biting
    Biting Fingernails
    Chewing On Pencils or Pens Tearing or Opening Things with Your Teeth
    Cookies (Dunk Them In Milk)
    Carrots-Apples-Cut Into Pieces
    Hard Breads – Tear Small Pieces
    Corn On The Cob – Cut Off Cob
    Meat – Cut Off Bone
     

    Foods You Can Still Enjoy

     
    Peanut Butter Cups
    Pasta
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Chocolate
    Use common sense!
     

    • Hard foods: break or damage wires and brackets
    • Sticky foods: get caught between brackets and wires.
    • Sugary foods: cause tooth decay and related problems.
    • Chewing on hard objects: break or damage your braces.

     
    Teeth move their best with the braces on the teeth.
     
    YOUR HELP is the key to successful orthodontics.
     
    Check your braces occasionally for anything loose or bent. If a brace or band comes loose, or you break a wire, it’s not a problem! Call us and we can fix it.