iSmiles Irvine Orthodontist

For this Friday Focus we’re going to be discussing what foods are safe to eat right after getting braces. With new braces, you’ll probably experience some discomfort when they’re first put on, but this should only last a few days. To make your transition a little smoother, you’ll want to eat soft foods, including macaroni and cheese, bananas, mashed potatoes and gravy, soups, yogurt, scrambled eggs, etc. Smoothies also make […]

One of the most common questions we get asked by patients is what foods they’re going to be able to eat while wearing braces. They’re also curious about how limited they’re going to be when it comes to soft foods. The good news is that just about all soft foods are allowed – there’s basically no limit to your choices. The only thing to consider is that even some soft […]

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When wearing braces, certain types of foods can end up damaging brackets and wires, causing delays in treatment. This is why it’s so important to stick to the dietary guidelines the orthodontist gives you. The foods that you’ll need to avoid are primarily sticky, chewy or hard. Pretzels are usually listed as a hard food that should be avoided, but that’s not necessarily the case. There are certain versions that […]

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