Tips and Tricks for
Enjoying Popcorn with Braces
Choose Soft Popcorn
When it comes to braces, opt for soft popcorn varieties for braces like mushroom popcorn or hulless popcorn. Not all popcorn is equal, so choosing these options can help ensure your safety while enjoying popcorn with braces.
Mushroom popcorn has a rounder shape, making it less likely to get stuck in your teeth and braces. Hulless popcorn removes the hulls that can be difficult to pry from your braces.
To avoid kernels getting stuck in your braces, carefully remove them from the popcorn before eating. Shake the popcorn bag or bowl to eliminate loose kernels. This helps in avoiding kernels with braces. Kernels can be difficult to remove, so take precautionary steps to enjoy your snack without any discomfort.
When eating popcorn with braces, chew gently to avoid damaging your braces, which can extend your orthodontic treatment. Avoid biting hard kernels or unpopped popcorn. Be cautious to protect your braces.
Rinse Your Mouth
Invisalign wearers should also be mindful of their diet, especially foods to avoid like popcorn. Additionally, dairy products are recommended for maintaining oral health. Opt for foods in small pieces for a safer eating experience.