FOODS TO AVOID

While you are wearing braces, please avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar. Hard foods can break or damage the wires and brackets, and sticky foods can get caught between the wires and brackets. Minimize the amount of sugary foods you eat; the sugar can cause tooth decay and other related problems.

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Licorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst
  • Skittles
  • Now-n-Laters

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Popcorn
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Only Once a Day:

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

We encourage patients to quit bad habits, such as fingernail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects. All of these activities can break or damage your braces.

It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. If you have a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call our office immediately to arrange a repair appointment. We will make every attempt to repair broken appliances at your appointment but may need to reschedule the repair if you don’t call to give us advanced notice. 

Tiffany Tomadin

A practice where both the staff and doctor genuinely care! You are always greeted and feel welcome the second you step foot in the office. The course of treatment is a breeze. Everything is always explained in detail by the assistants and Dr. Taylor never makes you feel rushed. Results are exceptional! Highly recommend!!!!

I want to thank Diane Degenaro for introducing me to Linda Christopoul and thanks to Linda for telling me about Taylor's Orthodontics. They explain to you everything, they send you e-mails about your child's treatment, they call you to remind you about your appointments ( my old ortho never did that ). They are friendly, caring , the appointments are ON TIME and they take very good care of your kids. I am very happy!!!!

Hit Green

Taylor Orthodontics:

Boca Raton

9181 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Phone: 561-558-9467

Coconut Creek

4570 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Phone: 954-977-9477

Miami Lakes

16375 NW 67th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33014 Phone: 305-822-6784

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