• Battle Ground Orthodontist – What Are The Best Foods for Braces?

  • People generally have a lot of questions about braces. Many of those questions go unanswered, which can lead to fear or anxiety about braces. For example, if you know someone who has braces then you’ve probably heard about all of the things that he or she can’t eat or drink. That can lead to being fearful of getting braces, because no one wants to give up on the foods they love.

    It’s important to understand that having braces doesn’t mean you have to give up everything. It’s true that there are some foods that are worse than others with braces, but you can still enjoy a wide variety of foods while you’re getting treatment.

    The best kinds of foods to eat while you have braces are foods that are low in sugar and that do not require too much chewing. Another thing to keep in mind is your meals after your braces are tightened. After each tightening, softer foods will always be easier to eat for a day or two, including pudding, soup, mashed potatoes, pancakes and pasta.

    On the other hand, the main things to avoid while wearing braces are hard candies, popcorn, gum, some raw vegetables and nuts. Click here to learn more about caring for your teeth with braces. Or click here to contact us about any other questions or concerns you might have.