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When you are on orthodontic treatment, eating certain types of food can damage your braces — and make your everyday oral hygiene routine more challenging.

Do not worry; your orthodontic treatment will all be worth it in the end! In the meantime, you’ll want to pay special attention to what you eat.

Let’s start with the foods you should eat and avoid.

Foods to AVOID with braces

  1. Smaller cuts of fruits and vegetables
  2. Light/slim crackers or cookies
  3. Mashed potatoes
  4. Hulless popcorn
  5. Cheese and other dairy products
  6. Peanut butter and jelly
  7. Macaroni and other pasta and noodle dishes

Foods you CAN eat with braces

  1. Nuts
  2. Ice
  3. Popcorn
  4. Sticky and hard candy
  5. Corn chips
  6. Sticky/Hard chocolates
  7. Hard cookies or crackers

Braces also need the proper care it deserves just like your teeth.

Consult your trusted Northmead dentist to get additional details about steps you can make to maintain your braces’ good condition.

My Local Dentists Northmead will help you learn more about braces and how to take care of them well.

Dental Care in Northmead

My Local Dentists Northmead is your trustworthy dentist in the Northmead area. The appearance of your smile and its underlying health is vital to us.

Our expertly trained staff treats all dental issues, including complicated problems related to other health conditions.

Our commitment to our patients is optimal dental health and a stunning smile.

We make life a little bit easier for our patients by offering late hours on weekdays and weekend appointments.


We offer all patients gap-free check-ups, cleans and all preventative treatments if you are in a private health fund ($180 for patients not in a private health fund).

Call us on (02) 9630 9996 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 19/5-7 Kleins Rd in Northmead.