Instructions regarding the patients' eating habits

Our goal a beautiful smile. This can be achieved only if the brackets remain on your teeth. You do not need to modify your eating habits, you will however be asked to be careful with certain food. Some food types may damage or even dislocate brackets, rings or the arch wire. Incidents like this will increase the duration of your treatment!  A careful patient can have a balanced diet without causing damage to their braces.

Please notify us if your appliances loosen or break.  Such an appliance is not effective and will prolong a treatment.

Hard food or hard objects we usually bite on

  • Pencils, pens                                            
  • Your nails
  • Ice cubes (do not break with your teeth) 
  • A whole Chocolate bar
  • Hard biscuits                                             
  • Hard cereal
  • Rusks, toasted bread, cookies                  
  • All Nuts    
  • The edges of Pizza slices                       
  • Popcorn (that has not popped)
  • Carrots and apples - can be eaten if first cut into pieces
  • Corn - can be eaten only if the spores are removed from the com
  • Steaks, chops, meat (can be eaten if first cut into pieces)
  • Souvlaki with pita bread - do not bite, cut into pieces first


  • Sticky, soft foods

  • Candies
    • Lollipops
    • Chewing Gum
    • Anything sticky


  • Sweets in general:

    Although sweets do not themselves damage the appliances, brushing is required after the consumption of:

  • Cake
  • Soft cookies
  • Ice cream      
  • Tarts
  • Pastries
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