Foods to Avoid With Braces


In order to align or straighten your teeth or to address another dental issue like a gap, underbite [1], or overbite [2], a dentist or orthodontist may advise braces.

Braces can significantly improve your teeth, but it may take a few days or weeks for your mouth to become used to the added pressure. During the first few days, you might also experience some pain or irritability near your teeth and gums.

The hardest adjustment, according to people who have worn braces, may be giving up some of your favorite meals. While using braces, some foods should be avoided because they can damage the braces by getting stuck in them.