RECOMMENDED FOOD WITH BRACES
After getting your braces, it can take days or weeks to adjust to the extra pressure on your teeth. You may also feel some pain or irritation around your teeth and gums during the first few days.
The hardest adjustment might be giving up some of the foods you love. Certain foods are off-limits while wearing braces, because they can become stuck in the braces and damage them.
You will also have to learn how to chew a bit differently, and we recommend only eating soft foods for the first few days.The following is a list of suggested food and drinks:
Soups (smooth rather than chunky)
Sweet potatoes, baked until very soft
Soft-cooked carrots, soft cooked squash (mashed if necessary)
Vegetable juice (such as tomato juice)
MEAT, FISH, EGGS, BEANS AND OTHER PROTEIN
Scrambled or poached egg
Beans (mashed if necessary)
GRAINS, RICE, POTATOES, PASTA
Pasta or noodles
Cooked cereal, porridge (with or without mashed fruit)
Cold cereal (which has been left to soak in milk until soft)
MILK AND DAIRY
Milkshakes, milk drinks
Yoghurt with soft fruits
Cottage cheese, ricotta cheese
Cheese in sauces or melted in other dishes
Be mindful that braces are sensitive to damage, so you’ll need to avoid certain foods for as long as you have braces. These include sticky and hard foods that can damage the wires or bands, or cause a bracket to separate from a tooth.
Foods to COMPLETELY AVOID with braces include:
bagels and other hard rolls
crunchy vegetables and fruits
Also, limit consumption of sugary foods and drinks while having braces. When sugar mixes with saliva, it creates plaque that coats the teeth. Brushing can remove plaque, but that becomes harder to do with braces. And if you’re unable to remove the plaque, there’s a risk of tooth decay.
IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CONDITION, NOTIFY DR MORRIS OR A MEMBER OF OUR OFFICE STAFF IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING THE NUMBERS BELOW IN THE ORDER LISTED.
Office (780) 962-3414
The cell number provided by your primary dentist at our office
WestView Health Centre (780) 968-3600 or your nearest hospital