Eating with Braces

Eating with Braces

Taking care of your braces is essential throughout your entire treatment. But what does that mean for you? We are here to help you achieve a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

Although there are a few foods you will have to eliminate for a short period of time to prevent any damage to your appliances, you can still enjoy a variety of treats.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Hard foods: Ice, hard candy, nuts, pizza crust
  • Sticky foods: gum, caramel,
  • Chewy foods: bagels
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, chips, pretzels

Try to avoid biting into hard foods with your front teeth. When possible, cut up these hard foods into smaller pieces:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Croutons, french/italianbread
  • Fruit such as apples or pitted fruits
  • Thin crust pizza
  • Meat that is too tough
  • Sub sandwiches
  • Corn on the cob

Recommended Foods When Wearing Braces

  • Soft food: mashed potatoes, pasta, rice
  • Dairy: Yogurt, ice cream (no nuts), soft cheese
  • Fruits: Bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries
  • Light crackers or cookies
  • Pasta: Ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese
  • Treats: Smoothies, shakes, jello, cake

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