ORTHODONTIC FOOD LIST

Food List

 PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING AS A GUIDE FOR YOUR FOOD SELECTIONS:

AVOID:

Any food that is hard, sticky or chewy.

  • hard or chewy candy caramel and taffy
  • no gum at all
  • hard nuts
  • hard pretzels
  • chewing of ice or frozen candy
  • popcorn

FOOD PREPARATION:

  • cut up meats into small pieces
  • cut meats off the bone, including ribs and fried chicken
  • peel and section oranges
  • cut apples, pears, & other fruit into pieces 
  • cut corn off the cob
  • cut salad items into small pieces
  • grate raw carrots
  • pizza, bagels, and crusty breads need to be cut or torn into small, bite-size pieces

HABITS:

  • no biting pens or pencils
  • no fingernail biting
  • no finger-picking at appliances

Please use the food list as a guide and remember, if It’s hard, sticky, or chewy - DON’T EAT IT!!!