Know the best foods to eat with braces

young girl eating pizza with braces

To get the best results from your braces, you need to take care of them, maybe you are thinking about what are the best foods to eat with braces.

As an orthodontist we always recommend making some little adjustments in your eating habits, to keep them undamaged as they align your teeth.

The good news is, there are tons of food braces-friendly, that you can eat without problems through your orthodontic treatment.

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Your first days in braces

When you get braces it is normal for your mouth to be a little sensitive during the first days.

As with other orthodontic treatments, you will likely experience some tenderness in the next few days after your appointment. 

Throughout these times, it is recommended to eat soft foods, because they will be the most comfortable for you to chew, and won’t put more stress on your teeth.

This is why soft foods are the best for you at the beginning of your treatment. Additionally, anything that’s easy to chew is a neat choice.

The best foods to eat with braces

Getting braces doesn’t hurt, but your mouth will become sensitive. Therefore, eating foods that are hard or have a tougher texture could cause discomfort.

The American Association of Orthodontists motivates you to delight in a variety of soft foods during your treatment. 

Some ideal soft foods to eat with braces include:


  • Chicken
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Meatballs
  • Meatloaf

Bread and pasta

  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Muffins


  • Soft cheeses
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Ice cream

Fruits and vegetables

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Bananas
  • Grapes


  • Smoothies
  • Protein shakes
  • Jello
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Casseroles

But don’t worry, sensitivity after getting braces will improve after a few days, and you’ll be able to get back to your normal diet.

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