Eating with Braces

Eating with Braces

Now that you have braces, we have some eating tips to ensure the best care for your new braces. The list below displays great examples of types of foods you can enjoy and avoid while considering your diet and food choices. It is important to eliminate any foods that are hard, sticky, chewy and crunchy because they can damage your appliances. Broken appliances can stop or reverse treatment progress. Be sure to avoid the foods listed to ensure you do not need extensive repairs. Restricting your diet may be a hard adjustment, however, we encourage you to envision how beautiful your smile will look at the end of treatment.

Recommended Foods to ENJOY with braces:

  • Smoothies
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Soups
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Pancakes
  • Oatmeal
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Ravioli
  • Salmon
  • Avocados
  • Cucumbers
  • Cut up Bananas / soft fruits
  • Tuna Salad
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Ice Cream
  • Pudding
  • Jello
  • Applesauce

TOP recommended Foods to AVOID with braces:

  • Gum
  • Corn on the cob
  • Nuts
  • Chewing ice
  • Chewy Bagels
  • Hard candy
  • Gummy Candy
  • Chewy Candy
  • Jerky
  • Hamburgers
  • Hotdogs
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Chunky peanut butter

Follow these recommended instructions for optimal results!

We promise your new routine and eating habits will become easier as you transition to wearing braces. If you have any questions or concerns about what to eat with braces, give us a call or email and we can help you out! We look forward to seeing your progress at your next appointment! 

Until next time, hang loose surfers!





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