Wearing braces can often be a challenging experience, especially in the beginning.
Eating with braces requires special consideration. He following special diet suggestions outlined below should be helpful. Remember, some principles of eating with braces are: protein satisfies hunger longer, and food should be prepared in small pieces or in a soft form.

    “What to eat until your teeth get neat”

  1. Some good sources of protein
    • Add eggs to milkshakes
    • Add cheese to eggs (cheese soufflé) or soup
    • Fish (tuna)
    • Peanut butter (excellent)
    • Eggs (scrambled, soft cooked, etc.)
    • Baked beans and chil
  1. Vegetables: What to do
    • Cut into small pieces or shred
    • Cook until soft
    • Mashed potatoes (excellent food
  1. Fruits
    • Any juices
    • Apples: cut into thin slices, bake, make applesauce in blender
    • Other fruit are good without preparatio
  1. Snacks
    • Milk and peanut butter (two excellent high protein foods)
    • Deviled eggs
    • Custards and puddings
    • Ice cream
    • Cookies dunked in milk
    • Soft bread in a chip di
  1. Restaurant meals
    • Soups
    • Omelets, meatloaf, spaghetti, ground beef
    • Mashed potatoes, applesauce
    • Ice cream, pudding
    • Milkshakes (here again, an egg can be added for extra protein
  1. Packed lunches
    • Crust may be removed from bread when teeth are especially tender
    • Sandwich ideas: ham, egg or tuna salad, and peanut butter and jelly
    • Soup for thermos
    • Fruit in a small container

This group of foods provides nutrition and variety, while avoiding that hard sticky foods and snacks which cause loose bands and broken appliances. Try to avoid soda and carbonated drinks which can cause white spots (decalcification) on your teeth.

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