Pearl City Office

98-1268 Kaahumanu St., Suite #105
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Hawaii Kai Office - In The Tooth Doctor

377 Keahole St., Suite #211A
Honolulu, HI 96825

While wearing braces, you will need to make adjustments to your diet to avoid foods that can be harmful to your braces.

Foods to Avoid

  • Foods that need to be bitten into, such as apples, corn on the cob, and raw carrots
  • Hard food, including hard candies and nuts
  • Sticky food like caramel, gum, and jelly candy
  • Crunchy food like chips, ice cubes, and popcorn
  • Chewy foods, such as bagels and licorice

Food You Can Eat

  • Dairy products like pudding, cheese, and milk
  • Bread, including pancakes, nut-free muffins, and soft tortillas
  • Meats that are soft, like soft-cooked chicken, lunch meat, meatballs, and bite-size pieces of steak
  • Seafood such as crab, salmon, and tuna
  • Grains that are cooked, like pasta and rice
  • Cooked or soft vegetables, such as mashed potatoes, beans, and steamed spinach
  • Fruits like bananas, fruit juice, and applesauce
  • Desserts in moderation, such as nut-free ice cream, Jell-O, and milkshakes

If you have questions about the foods you can and cannot eat while wearing braces in Pearl City and Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, contact our orthodontist, Dr. Erik TinHan, at 808-485-2444 today.