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:

 

VEGETABLES

Soups (smooth rather than chunky) 

Mashed avocado

Sweet potatoes, baked until very soft

Soft-cooked carrots, soft cooked squash (mashed if necessary)

Vegetable juice (such as tomato juice)

 

FRUITS

Fruit juice

Fruit smoothies

Mashed bananas

Baked apples

Applesauce

 

MEAT, FISH, EGGS, BEANS AND OTHER PROTEIN

Soft-cooked fish

Scrambled or poached egg

Beans (mashed if necessary)

Tofu

 

GRAINS, RICE, POTATOES, PASTA

Mashed potatoes

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

Yoghurt 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:

popcorn              

nuts

ice                  

chewing gum

hard candy                

chewy candy

pizza crust                

bagels and other hard rolls

crunchy vegetables and fruits    

hard crackers

pretzels                

chips

beef jerky

 

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