If you choose traditional braces for your teeth realignment treatment, you’ll need to make some small changes to what you eat. This is because some very hard foodstuffs could damage your brace. It’s also wise to be wary about sticky foods, as these can be tricky to remove if they get stuck.
During your treatment, the foods you may wish to avoid include apples, raw carrots, nuts, boiled sweets, popcorn, caramel, chewing gum and hard rolls such as bagels. You may also want to be mindful about how much sugary food you are consuming in order to avoid excess plaque forming around the brackets of your brace.
Luckily, there are lots of foods that work brilliantly with braces. Here are five great options for things to snack on:
Bananas are a high energy food which makes them an excellent snack choice in general. They’re also soft and easy to eat, meaning they’re a brilliant option for brace wearers too.
Whether you have it plain, flavoured or frozen, yoghurt is delicious. Grab a pot for an easy snack on the go, or dress it up with honey and berries for a tasty dessert.
3. Avocado on toast
Avocado is another healthy fat that’s full of energy. Try it on toast topped with black pepper and sea salt for a wonderful afternoon pick-me-up.
Pancakes are a versatile recipe that can be easily adapted depending on the occasion. They can be eaten sweet with maple syrup for a special occasion, or mixed with cheese and vegetables for a more savoury snacking experience.
5. Sweet potato wedges
Sweet potato wedges are a healthier alternative to standard wedges. They’re just as delicious and work brilliantly within meals or as an indulgent snack on their own. They’re also soft and easy to eat!
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