When you wear braces during orthodontic treatment, you may experience some difficulty while eating and cleaning your teeth. You should eat relatively soft foods; fruits like apples, pears…you should cut them up to eat. Avoid sticky foods such as coconut candy and chum candy … because it is easy to lose brackets, and sweets, chips, soda, and sugary and starchy foods that produce acids… can cause tooth decay and the development of gum diseases.