OFFICIAL NO-NO LIST
AVOID ALL HARD, STICKY OR CHEWY FOODS SUCH AS:
• ICE...A thousand times NO. It will totally destroy your braces.
• PIZZA CRUST...The hard crust bends wires.
• HARD PRETZELS...Bends wires, loosens bands, knocks off brackets.
• DORITOS, TACOS, TOSTITOS, CHEETOS, FRITOS, etc...Will form a hard ball and break your brackets.
• CARMEL CANDY, BUBBLE GUM...Sticky goo which pulls off wires and feeds the bacteria in your mouth.
• HARD CRUSTY BREAD,BUNS,ROLLS OR BAGELS...Bends the wire and knocks off brackets.
• BEEF JERKY, SLIM JIMS...Tough as nails.
• SUCKERS, HARD CANDY...Loosens bands and knocks off brackets.
• NUTS...No nut of any kind.
• RIBS, Wings or any meat with a bone...Knock off brackets.
• PENS AND PENCILS...Favorite exam-time snack. Breaks everything.
• POPCORN...The little shells get between the gum and band and will hurt like crazy.
• RAW CARROTS, APPLES, CORN ON THE COB..break into bite size pieces to eat.