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No-No List

THINGS YOU CAN NOT EAT, CHEW OR ANYTHING

ICE...A thousand times NO! Ice will totally destroy your braces. 

PIZZA CRUST...The hard crust can bend wires. 

HARD PRETZELS...Bends wires, loosens bands and knocks off brackets. 

DORITOS, TACOS, TOSTITOS, CHEETOS, FRITOS...Will form a hard ball and break your braces

CARAMEL CANDY, BUBBLE GUM...Sticky goo which pulls off wires and fees the bacteria in your mouth. 

HARD ROLLS, BAGELS, BONES...Bends the wire and knocks off brackets. 

BEEF JERKY or SLIM JIMS...Tough as nails. 

SUCKERS...You might weaken and bite down breaking brackets. 

NUTS...No nuts of any kind! 

RIBS...Knocks off brackets.

PENS and PENCILS...Everyone's favorite exam time food! Breaks Everything! 

POPCORN...The little shells get between the gum and the band- hurts like crazy!!

RAW CARROTS...Hard as rocks. 

CORN ON THE COB...Knocks off brackets.

* Eating these foods will loosen the braces, but you may not discover the problem until hours or days later...Surprise! Loose bands, broken wires, and detached brackets cause a longer treatment time.