Can you eat fruity pebbles with braces

In thi brief guide, we will address the query, “can you eat fruity pebbles with braces?” We will also discuss when it is necessary to use braces, and how you can get the best results from your orthodontic treatment.

Can you eat fruity pebbles with braces?

No, you can not eat fruity pebbles with braces. Fruity pebbles are not recommended when you are in orthodontic treatment. Fruity pebbles is a cereal with sweetened flakes and intense fruity flavor, it makes sense with that name! 

However, fruity pebbles have such a crispy texture that can cause some damage to your braces, that is why they are not recommended. If you simply can’t resist eating this cereal, you can wait for a couple of minutes until the milk makes it soft enough for you to eat without any risks.

What are fruity pebbles?

Fruity pebbles are a kind of breakfast that was first introduced in the US in 1971. Its main characteristic is that in the front some characters from the animated series The Flintstones are displayed.

Fruity pebbles are the oldest cereal brand that displays characters from a TV series. The nutrition facts of one cup of this cereal, which contains about 36 g, are:

Total Fat1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Vitamin D2mcg

Can you eat cereal with braces?

Cereal is such an easy food to prepare when you have nothing else to eat, or you do not feel like cooking. However, braces wearers may want to stay away from cereal as it is crunchy and usually, it has a lot of added sugars.

I know it can be difficult, but the best is to stay away from crunchy cereals while you have braces. But not everything is lost, you can still enjoy some hot cereals that are softer and do not have that much sugar. Some hot cereals are

  • Oatmeal.
  • Rice cereal.
  • Cream-of-wheat.

A little tip I give you if you want to still enjoy crunchy cereals is to let it soak in milk for some time, or until you notice it has turned soft, this way you can avoid putting too much pressure on your brackets while chewing.  It may not be the yummiest feeling but it can help you relieve your sweet craving.

Why are sugary foods not recommended when you have braces?

Eating a lot of sugar is not recommended with or without braces because it can lead to acid in your mouth, which can lead to tooth decay. Also, if you eat too much sugar some buildup can be formed and leave some staining on the teeth.

Also, sugar can lead to tooth sensitivity as a result of the acids formed. As a result tooth enamel can be removed, leaving teeth more susceptible to tooth decay.

Sugar can contribute to cavities formation, which can lead to severe damage to your teeth and braces. Remember, you can eat whatever you want but it needs to be controlled and approved by a nutritionist. 

Are there any cereals that can be eaten with braces?

Unfortunately, commercial cereals may not be the best when you have braces, as they usually are very hard and crunchy. Even with milk, some of them may exhibit a really hard texture.

A little tip I can give you, as a braces wearer, is to wait until your cereal is soaked with milk, this can change cereal texture and make it more appropriate for you to eat.

What are braces used for?

Braces are an orthodontist treatment used to straighten your teeth if they are not aligned normally. Not only do braces work for an aesthetic purpose but the health benefits are interesting, they can fix some common problems, such as

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Problems when chewing 
  • Self-esteem issues related to the look of teeth

As you can tell braces can change enormously the way someone lives, eats, and even sleeps, as issues with teeth can have consequences in these daily activities.

What can you eat with braces?

It may seem that braces stop you from eating whatever you want, however with a little bit of practice, you can eat almost whatever you want, but in the first several weeks you may even feel that your teeth will fall off, which is why is recommended to keep a special soft diet, which may contain:

  • Oatmeal
  • Rice cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Jell-O
  • Smoothies
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Soup
  • Broth
  • Mashed potatoes

However, after time passes, you will feel your teeth just as normal, but you should still be very cautious about what you eat, some food allowed during your treatment is:

  • Boiled vegetables
  • Boneless
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Hamburgers
  • Pancakes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Cake

All you need to look for is soft, or not so hard, food, and you will be good to go.

If you want to read more about what getting braces imply, click here.


In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “can you eat fruity pebbles with braces?” We have also discussed other queries related to the subject at hand. 

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