Life with braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s crucial to know how to take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.


  • Foods you can eat with braces

    • Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks
    • Breads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts
    • Grains — pasta, soft cooked rice
    • Meats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
    • Seafood — tuna, salmon, crab cakes
    • Vegetables — mashed potatoes, soft vegetables, beans
    • Fruits — applesauce, bananas, oranges, berries
    • Treats — ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake