DO NOT eat gum of any kind, caramel, Taffy, Licorice, Jelly Beans, Chewy candy bars with caramel or nuts, Starbursts, Airheads, Now and Laters, Tootsie Rolls, Fruit Roll-Ups, and Skittles.

DO NOT EAT HARD FOODS Such As:  Hard Taco Shells, Regular Doritos, Nuts, Popcorn, Bagels, Ice Cubes, Hard Pizza Crusts, Hard Crusts on French or Garlic bread, Peanut Brittle, Granola cereal or bars, Hard crackers  or cookies, Pretzels.


Dr. Jusino's

Food List for your braces




Do Not Eat Sticky Foods Such As:












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These are examples of foods to avoid while wearing braces. Just because a food

is not on the list does not mean that you can eat it. Use your common sense.



You May Still Enjoy: Soft taco shells, Thin Potato Chips, Cheese, Yogurt (without nuts), Melon, Reese's Pieces, Plain M&M's, 3-D Doritos, Grapes, Light Crackers (Ritz or Saltines), Bananas, Corn and Cheese Puffs, Three Musketeers, Donuts, Regular Chocolate Bars, Creamy Peanut Butter


































Most meats, fruits, vegetables are allowed.  Do be careful with apples, raw carrots, celery, peaches, plums and any meat that is on the bone.  They must be cut into small pieces or thin strips before eating. 

Warning:  Failure to follow this advice will result in broken brackets and bent wires.  This will prolong treatment time.  As long as there is a loose bracket, the tooth will not move.  If a broken bracket does occur, please contact our office immediately (248 476-3000) and we will be happy to schedule an emergency appointment. 

  For emergencies after office hours, contact Dr. Jusino at (586) 856-6660