Foods to Avoid

Owl Orthodontics strives to be your choice when you’re looking for a Lancaster Depew orthodontist. Also servicing the communities of Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, Grand Island, and Williamsville, Owl Orthodontics wants to be known not just for our high quality orthodontic treatments, but our dedicated patient care as well. We make your comfort and satisfaction our priority so we’ll do whatever we can to make sure your orthodontic treatment is completed without a problem. In order to make sure this happens, a few precautions need to be taken when you’re wearing braces, including watching what foods you eat. For your best interests, you’ll need to avoid hard and sticky foods while also minimizing sugary foods.

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Only Once a Day:

  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Drinks with sugar

Contact Your Trusted Orthodontist Today!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at (716) 832-1550. We have several different convenient locations in the communities of Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, Grand Island, Lancaster-Depew, and Williamsville. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and putting you on the path toward a healthier smile!