Here are some great foods that are easy to eat after getting your braces tightened.
One of the most painful parts of having braces is getting them tightened. This is necessary for traditional metal braces because it guides your teeth where they need to go. Invisible braces can have similarly painful moments when you change out your trays, but that pain usually isn't as bad. No matter what the case may be, you may soon find yourself dreading food because of your braces.
Most kinds of soup work well for people who have just had their braces tightened. The only thing you have to worry about is how hot the soup is and how sensitive your teeth are. You may want to hold off on crackers and other crunchy sides until your teeth feel better, or try soaking them in the soup before taking a bit.
Oatmeal has a lot of good protein and fiber in it, so you can get full off a very small portion. Because of this, you don't have to spend a lot of time with food in your mouth while you are in pain. Oatmeal comes in a wide range of flavors, and you can make it pretty easily in the microwave. Best of all, you won't have to chew a lot when you eat it.
Mashed potatoes are great for braces because you don't have to chew them. You can add a lot of extra ingredients to the potatoes to make them taste different, or you can use them as a side item for other foods. Be careful if you add cheese to your potatoes because the cheese can get tangled in your wires. Then you'll have to spend longer brushing than you probably want to.
Jell-O and other gelatin snacks work well for braces because they taste great and pretty much melt in your mouth. You can make this at home or buy some of the pre-made containers of gelatin. There aren't a lot of calories in Jell-O, so this would be a perfect option if you are on a diet. Just make sure you consume enough other food to keep your energy levels up.
Look for soft, simple foods to eat for the first couple days after a braces tightening, and then you can start thinking about regular food again. Some other dental work can also be sore on your teeth, and at Sparkle Dental we treat every patient with the care and attention you deserve.