No Hard Materials
No biting into or chewing on hard snack chips, pretzels, etc.
No hard candy – such as suckers, life savers, jaw breakers, cough drops, peanut brittle, etc.
No hard bread crusts, hard shelled tacos, hard bratwurst rolls, hard crusts on bread or pizza, large sub sandwiches and bombers.
No pieces of ice or frozen candy bars
No Hard Nuts – such as almonds, brazil, macadamias, or granola bars
Be careful of fruit or olive bits
No chewing on pens or pencils
No Sticky Material
No Jolly ranchers, Gummy Candy, Starbursts, Now and Laters, etc.
No Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, etc.
No Taffy Apples
No Tootsie Rolls
No Popcorn Balls or Carmel Corn
No Sticky, Gooey or Chewy Candies
Semi-hard Materials – OK if cut into small, thin pieces and chewed with side teeth
Soft, sugarless is okay occasionally. (like Trident)
Peanuts and Popcorn – OK
No handfuls – eat one kernel at a time. Don’t chew on ½ or unpopped kernels. Be sure to floss after popcorn!
Use a knife and fork: cut meat into smaller pieces
Meat must be sliced from the bone: pork chops, chicken, ribs, etc.
Corn must be sliced from cob
Important! – Disregarding suggestions will cause loosening of bands or brackets and bending of wires which would very likely extend treatment time and hinder our obtaining the best results for you!