Food To Avoid

For most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided.

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 (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut into small pieces)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Only Once a Day:

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

It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.

LOCATION

Weber Orthodontics
210 W WIllow Ave
Wheaton, IL

Hours

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Tues:8:30 am – 5 pm
Wed:8:30 am – 5 pm
Thurs:7:30 am – 4 pm
Fri:8:30 am – 2 pm

Weber Orthodontics offers the most effective orthodontic treatments available with financing which makes it more affordable than ever before. We create beautiful smiles for kids, teens and adults in and around Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Naperville, Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Lombard, West Chicago and DuPage County, IL.

Dr. Robert Weber, voted the "Best Orthodontist of Wheaton IL", offers the most advanced braces for children, braces for teens and adult braces, including;metal braces; Damon clear braces, Invisalign for adults, Invisalign for teens, and more. Call:630-665-5552FREE Consultation for braces or Invisalign at our Wheaton, IL Orthodontist office.