How to Care for Your New Braces

Wearing braces can take some getting used to at first. Not only do they feel different, they do require some upkeep. But the end result is worth it. Here’s what you need to know to make life with braces more comfortable.

Eating with Braces

You’ll still be able to eat your favorite foods, such as:

  • Hulless popcorn
  • Ice cream
  • Fruits without pits
  • Baked goods
  • Cheese
  • Potatoes
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Pasta

You’ll want to cut food into small pieces, especially:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Croutons
  • French/Italian bread
  • Fruit
  • Hard rolls
  • Pizza
  • Meat/burgers
  • Sub sandwiches
  • Corn on the cob

But there are also some foods you’ll want to avoid, such as:

  • Popcorn (with hulls)
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • Sticky and hard candy
  • Gum
  • Corn chips
  • Ice
  • Pretzels
  • Hard baked goods
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