With the start of a new year comes New Year’s Resolutions. For many, these resolutions include choosing a healthier diet. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may cause a minor problem. However, there are still a lot of healthy foods you can eat! Here are a few suggestions:
Steamed or Sauteed veggies: Vegetables are delicious, and steaming them is a great way to make sure they have some texture but are still soft enough not to damage brackets or wires.
Soft fruits: Soft fruits, such as berries, cooked pears, and peaches are a great way to get vitamins and other nutrients into your diet. The fiber and water content of the fruits helps balance the sugars present. Avoid whole apples, since biting into them can break brackets and wires.
Low-Sugar Dairy: Most dairy (milk, yogurt, even some cheeses) comes in high-sugar varieties. However, buying plain or low-sugar versions of these treats give you all the benefits of calcium and protein that dairy brings, without the added sugar.
For more information about what to eat when you have braces, call A Winning Smile Orthodontics in Worthington, OH, at 614-888-8070. Dr. McDevitt and our team are happy to help you get your best smile today!