If you just began your orthodontic journey and you’re concerned about what you’re allowed to eat and drink this season, you’re not alone! At Walt Orthodontics our team of orthodontic professionals are here to answer all of your questions, and give you a few summer snack ideas too! 

Soft, Healthy Foods Are Great Options

According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontics, soft snacks are the best options! They won’t cause damage to the brackets of your braces, and you’ll avoid the risk of complications to your treatment process. In addition to choosing soft foods, cold ones are a great idea during the summer too! They’ll allow you to beat the heat and reduce any inflammation or discomfort from adjustments. We recommend choosing these treats:

  • Popsicles
  • Frozen Yogurt 
  • Berry Smoothies
  • Bananas 
  • Cheese 
  • Yogurt 

Avoid Hard, Crunchy Foods 

It’s best to avoid harder, crunchy foods if you’re undergoing treatment this season. The particles from hard snacks can easily get stuck in between your teeth or braces. They can also cause damage to your braces, and as a result can slow down your treatment too. 

  • Celery 
  • Whole Apples 
  • Popcorn 
  • Chips 
  • Nuts 

Avoid Chewy, Sticky Foods 

According to Oral-B, sticky and chewy foods are typically higher in sugar. This can lead to the development of cavities, damage or loosen braces and wiring, and promote gum disease too. 

  • Caramels 
  • Hard Candies 
  • Fudges 
  • Toffee 

Contact Us For You Personalized Treatment

Contact us today to start your smile journey.! We help our patients every step of the way – from what to eat and what to avoid, to at-home care tips and more. At Walt Orthodontics – you’re in experienced and caring hands! Our consultations are free – where you’ll learn about what treatment is best for you. We look forward to meeting more members of the Maple-Vaughan-Thornhill community! To book your appointment for a consultation call us at 905.553.8666 or text us at 289.205.4999.

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