Braces Friendly Foods – A Sweet Savory And Citrus-Y Guide.

Has the thought of ever limited food choices kept you in constant worry while undergoing dental treatment related to braces? Well, fear not! We are here to help you with providing interesting suggestions of what variety of foods you can choose from if you have braces.

There are tons of options to start from and also keep in mind cutting away hard, chewy foods is just a short lived decision and will outweigh the dental benefits of getting braces in the future.

Gear and hop with us on this blog to learn about the hundreds of options available for a brace-face. Indulge in the delicacies and plate yourself healthy, yummy and brace-friendly food.

As Soon As You Get Braces

Immediate days right after braces can be challenging and difficult to adjust. But, as soon as you get the hang of it, it is a piece of cake (quite literally!). Some foods that are deemed ideal right after undergoing this dental milestone are:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Sea food
  • Boiled or charred vegetables
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas
  • Yoghurt
  • Milk

Here is a list of foods that may be okay for enjoying while undergoing treatment. If any of these add up to tooth and general sensitivity, you might want to discontinue eating until the symptoms subside or wait until your next appointment.

  • Ice-cream
  • Sour and spicy food items
  • Citrus fruits
  • Breads and rolls which are chewy or sticky

These are not complete no-no’s but can be taken as your teeth adjust to braces.

If the thought of not having your favorite foods is holding you back from getting necessary orthodontic fixtures, here is an attempt to change that thinking. Here is a more thorough and complete list of foods you can refer to during the course of your treatment.


  • Yoghurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ice-cream
  • Pudding

Whole grains

  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Macaroni and pasta
  • Muffins and cupcakes
  • Spaghetti

Meat and Chicken

  • · Boiled and shredded chicken
  • Meatloaf
  • Meatballs
  • Fish – tuna or salmon
  • Boiled eggs

Fruits and vegetables

  • Boiled and steamed vegetables
  • Fresh juices

If you have a sweet tooth

  • Pudding
  • Cookies
  • Room temperature chocolates
  • Milkshakes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Jelly and Custard
  • Cakes/cupcakes

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Braces are a dental, orthodontic milestone that can add up to sensitivity and inflammation in the initial days of treatment. However, it is short term and once you have gotten used to them, you can still enjoy most of your favorite food items from dairy, citrus-y, sweet and savory.
If you are looking to obtain necessary information before committing to braces or have new, emerging queries after getting them, it is best to always stay in loop with your dentist. Dentists at Waller Dental provide comprehensive care and assistance on this orthodontic journey. Call us at (936) 372-2673 or visit us at 31315 F.M. 2920 Rd., Ste. 16A Waller, TX 77484

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