Foods You Can Eat With Braces

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Braces are a procedure used for correcting dentition issues. If you have successfully had your braces installed at a reputable dental clinic, you need to know the best ways to care for them during the orthodontic treatment period. You should know the foods you can eat with your braces and some foods you should avoid.

Wearing braces does not aim to deny you of your snacks and favorite chips; however, you need to know what to eat will prevent your braces from damage that will result in returning to the dental clinic and spending on fixing the losses with the braces. Here are foods you can eat with braces.

  1. Soup
  2. Rice 
  3. Cheese
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Hot Cereals
  6. Yogurt
  7. Sushi
  8. Most Cold Cereals (avoid hard granola)
  9. Pasta Dishes
  10. Fruit Smoothies
  11. Cooked Vegetables 
  12. Raw Vegetables
  13. Salads
  14. Potatoes
  15. Fruit 
  16. Soft Bread or Toast
  17. Hamburgers and Hotdogs
  18. Burritos
  19. Pizza 
  20. Sandwiches
  21. Pirate’s Booty (popcorn substitute)
  22. Homemade Chips
  23. Cookies and Crackers (avoid crunchy ones)
  24. Low sugar, non-carbonated drinks
  25. Cheetos
  26. Ice Cream or Popsicles (without ice)
  27. Marshmallow
  28. Cakes – Cupcakes, Snow Balls, Ding Dongs, Birthday, Twinkies
  29. Chocolate 
  30. Fruits — Bananas, applesauce, fruit juice
  31. Vegetables —steamed spinach, beans, mashed potatoes,
  32. Seafood —salmon, tuna, crab cakes
  33. Meats or poultry — lunch meats, meatballs, soft cooked chicken 
  34. Grains — soft cooked rice, pasta
  35. Bread — pancakes, muffins without nuts, soft tortillas
  36. Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks
  37. Meat (bite without bone, chewy meat may be hard on your jaw joints)

 

The foods listed above foods you can eat with braces on. Meanwhile, it would be helpful to brush after eating the listed foods even though they are not too hard to cause damage to the braces. As you need to go to the dental clinic to clean and maintain your braces, you also need to care for your braces and avoid foods that are sticky, crunchy, chewy, and gooey, as they are capable of damaging your braces.

To avoid visiting the dental clinic frequently, eat the foods listed above and others as may be recommended when you have your braces installed in the dental clinic. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. 

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