We know getting that perfect smile takes time with braces. There are some adjustments that need to be made to your everyday habits. One of the biggest changes comes in what kind of foods you eat and how you prepare them.

When you first get your braces put on or have them adjusted the best foods to eat are soft or liquid foods like soup, mashed potatoes, meal replacement shakes and yogurt. Once you get comfortable with your braces you can start introducing more soft foods like tortillas, soft meats, soft steamed vegetables and seafood.

How to Eat

Some other points to keep in mind…

Stick to soft foods

Avoid crunchy or sticky that can damage brackets

Cut food into pieces

Take smaller bites

Eat slowly and chew carefully

Don’t bite into things like burritos, apples, or corn on the cob

Chew with your back teeth

As always, please contact us and we will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

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