Healthy Diet

What to eat with braces + free printable meal plan

The week after your child gets braces, their mouth may be particularly sensitive. I have a free meal plan with recipes to work with, but the whole family will enjoy it too!

What foods are good to eat after getting braces?

Getting braces won’t hurt, but your child’s mouth will likely be tender for a few days to a week after they’re appointed. Your child will likely need to learn how to chew differently. So eating softer foods first will help you adapt.

Here are some ideas for foods to eat after getting braces:

Mashed potatoes, yogurt soups, scrambled eggs, soat meals, soft fruits (berries, bananas), cooked soft cheese or moist soft vegetables, dessert pasta

Which foods should you avoid with braces?

Hard nuts, candy, hard fruits (like apples and pears) Hard vegetables (like carrots and corn on the cob) ChipsTaco clamsPizza crust pretzelsTacky stuff like toffee, gum, caramelFoods with a high acid content that can cause discoloration like lemons, limes and sodas.

Printable braces meal plan

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