16th October 2019


What are you not allowed to eat when you have braces?

Foods to Avoid With Braces
  • Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice.
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice.
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum.
  • Hard foods: nuts, hard pretzels.
  • Sugary food: candy.
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots.

Similarly, it is asked, can you eat mac and cheese when you have braces?

Instead, eat softer foods like yogurt, soups, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Day 2 and 3: You may still feel some discomfort as your teeth begin to shift and you're not used to the pressure of the braces, but don't worry. By this time, you should have acclimated well to speaking and eating with braces.

Can you eat carrots if you have braces?

The same goes for veggies — you can cut foods like raw carrots into small slivers. Cooking crunchy vegetables also can make them easier to eat. If any food seems too difficult to eat, cut it into small pieces and chew slowly.

What can you eat when you get your braces on?

Foods You CAN Eat During Orthodontic Treatment
  • Dairy - pudding, soft cheeses.
  • Breads – sliced lunch bread, soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins w/o nuts, biscuits.
  • Grains – noodles, pasta, soft-cooked rice.
  • Meats/poultry - soft-cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats.
  • Seafood - fish w/o bones, tuna, salmon, crab and crab cakes.
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