By Waters Orthodontics
October 20, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Braces  

So you've already visited Dr. David A. Waters at Waters Orthodontics in Easley for clear braces, and you probably already know you'll need to avoid some foods until your braces come off. This will help keep your braces from breaking and will help you avoid getting food stuck in your braces, which can lead to cavities. But what can you still eat? Don't worry! Many of your favorite foods will still be just fine.braces

Foods You Can Eat With Braces

The following foods are all safe to eat after visiting Waters Orthodontics in Easley for clear braces.

  • Soft meats, such as hamburger, chicken, eggs, turkey and deli meat
  • Seafood, including salmon, tilapia and tuna
  • Grain-based products, such as bread, pancakes, biscuits and muffins
  • Soft vegetables, such as steamed broccoli or carrots and stir-fried mushrooms or peppers
  • Soft fruits, such as oranges, bananas, applesauce and berries
  • Dairy products
  • Soup
  • Smoothies
  • Pudding and Jello
  • Ice Cream

How to Determine Which Foods You Can Eat with Braces

During the months you are wearing your clear braces, you are likely to come across new foods that aren't on this list that you are curious if you can eat. While you can always call your Easley dentist to make sure, it can also help to have a few guidelines to go by.

In general, avoid any foods that are hard or crunchy, as they can break your wires. You will also want to avoid any foods that are sticky, as they can get stuck in your braces, making them difficult to clean.

Giving up some of your favorite foods while wearing clear braces may not be fun or easy, but your Easley dentist doesn't give you these guidelines for no reason. Take excellent care of your braces throughout the time you wear them, and when you are ready to visit Waters Orthodontics to have them removed, you will have beautiful teeth to show for it.