Your mouth is bound to feel a little bit different when you get your new braces. As such, you should be careful with the type of foods you eat to avoid any issues. Adjusting your diet for a few days can make the transition a little bit easier. Here are some top suggestions on food and snacks for braces wearers:
Smoothies are an excellent choice for people with new braces. Add the ingredients you like, but don’t forget to include protein and some vegetables like spinach. Blend the solution until it’s completely smooth before you serve.
Chewing hard foods will likely feel uncomfortable when you have new braces. For this reason, your menu should include soft dishes like mashed potatoes, pudding, oatmeal, yogurt, turkey, soups, chili, etc. Such choices are not only delicious and nutritious, but they also give you time to heal and adjust.
If you enjoy meat dishes, you should go for options such as shaved turkey cuts or baked haddock as they are soft enough not to make you uncomfortable. Alternatively, you can substitute meat with other awesome protein choices like omelets or scrambled eggs. Basically, there are numerous protein foods that are delicious and easy to chew.
Not being able to chew regular foods for a number of days is a perfect opportunity for you to sample new cuisines. You can, for example, try foods such as baked apples, soft cheese, couscous, quinoa, etc. While most people may view this period negatively, you can use this time to discover new foods that you could enjoy for a long time.
Having new braces doesn’t give you the license to overindulge on unhealthy foods like ice cream. While it’s not a bad idea to treat yourself once in a while, your focus should be to consume foods that nourish your body and make you feel better. Be sure to consume healthy foods while also drinking lots of water throughout the day.
Ready to have a beautiful and healthy smile? Talk to the professionals at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics in Destin and Inlet Beach for more information on how getting braces can transform your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We serve the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City, and surrounding communities.