You’ll be pleased to know that the list of foods you can eat is much longer than the list of foods you should avoid. Foods you should avoid include anything sticky, such as gum or caramels, hard candies, and chewy foods, such as tough meats. These foods can get stuck in your braces, break off brackets, and cause other damage.

There are, however, plenty of foods you can enjoy. This includes soft foods and fruits like bread, fruit, and cooked vegetables. There are also plenty of dairy products like cottage cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. Some other assorted items you can eat include seafood, soup, eggs, tortillas, and more!