There are so many choices of food, but if you have orthodontic treatment with braces you may be wondering what foods you can eat with braces and what foods to avoid with braces. No hard foods? No sticky foods? What foods can you eat? With a little guidance from Dr. Azar of Junior Smiles of Stafford in Stafford, VA, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods like these crock pot mashed potatoes!

Foods to Avoid With Braces

  • Sticky/hard candy
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Tough-to-chew meats

How to Eat with Braces

How you eat with braces is also very important. Dr. Azar encourages patients with braces to chew their food slowly so that they don’t bite down too hard on anything. Another tip Dr. Azar offers patients is to cut their food up into smaller pieces, especially apples, carrots, chewy bread, and spaghetti noodles. Moreover, biting using the side of your mouth is much easier.

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If you’re considering braces, or already have braces and aren’t sure of what foods to avoid with braces, we here at Junior Smiles of Stafford in Stafford, VA want to hear from you! Contact us!

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Dr. Azar and the team at Junior Smiles of Stafford are experts in braces.  If you have any questions pertaining to pediatric dentistry, laughing gas and sedation dentistry, teething, thumb sucking, fluoride, or orthodontic treatment in Stafford County, VA: Stafford, Roseville, Garrisonville, Ramoth, Fredericksburg, Aquia Harbour, Woodbridge, Midway Island, and Quantico Base, VA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Azar, contact Junior Smiles of Stafford at:540.699.2441