Six Locations:

Merritt Island
Palm Bay

Satellite Beach

Call: 321-914-3972

Life with Braces

Life with bracesAfter your braces have been placed, your teeth may become tender. This sensation varies from person to person, but on average it may last up to 2 weeks. During this initial period of tenderness, softer foods such as soups, macaroni, spaghetti, eggs, yogurt, Jell-O, and milkshakes, are advised. Tylenol or Advil can be taken to help relieve discomfort. Warm salt-water rinses are also helpful.

Caring for braces is just like caring for jewelry. You have to be aware of foods and activities that may loosen the brackets or bend your wires. Breakage of your orthodontic appliances can set your treatment back and lengthen you time in braces.

Sticky, sugary foods can cause cavities, calculus build-up, and ugly stains on your teeth. You must limit your diet to softer healthy foods. There are certain types of foods that must be avoided during orthodontic treatment read up on a few examples:

Foods to Avoid

Hard Foods



  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut brittle
  • Rock candy
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard pretzels
  • Hard rolls
  • Hard tacos
  • Fritos
  • Doriotos
  • Cheetos
  • Bone in Chicken Wings
  • Granola
  • Croutons
  • Raw Celery
  • Apples (unless cut into pieces)
  • Carrots (unless cut into pieces)

Sticky Foods

Cinnamon Rolls
  • Caramel
  • Taffy
  • Gum
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Starburst
  • Honey

Chewy Foods

Chewy Foods
  • Bagels
  • Skittles
  • Jelly Beans
  • Pizza Crust
  • Gummy Worms
  • Gummy Bears
  • Gum Drops
  • Licorice

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Our Locations

4531 N. Wickham Rd.
Suite A
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Merritt Island
455 Magnolia Avenue
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Palm Bay
580 Malabar Rd. SE
Suite 1A
Palm Bay, Florida 32907
Satellite Beach
1024 Highway A1A
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
1755 S Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32780
1715 Berglund Ln
Unit 1
Viera, FL 32940