We get this questions everyday and guess what, having braces doesn’t mean that you will be living on pureed, non tasty foods during your treatment. Knowing what foods you can and can’t eat with your braces will help you complete your orthodontic treatment experience pleasant and effective.
Your number one concern should be keeping your teeth free from tooth decay and preventing damage to wires and brackets.
Here are our suggestion for healthy and tasty food choices for you and your braces.
Vegetables are rich of vitamins and minerals and we all need them for growth, health and healing. Children should consume one to two cups of vegetables daily. Be carefully with hard, raw vegetables like carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli because biting into those with braces may pop a bracket off. Cut them into bite-sized pieces that can be easily chewed with the back teeth. Also cooked vegetables are softer and easier to eat.
Fruits are not only great for our health, it is very tasty and fun to enjoy. While having braces, it can be a challenge to eat these fruits such as whole apple, peach, green pear, etc. Cut these hard fruits into bite size and chew with your back teeth. Softer fruits like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are not only easy on teeth and brackets but also super rich in antioxidants. Just don’t forget to drink water after you consume these colorful fruits to prevent tooth color change.
March is the nutrition month. We hope you enjoy tasty and healthy food. Be sure to ask us if you have any food questions.