Eating With Braces

I got braces yesterday, and my mouth feels like Bruce Waynes been doing push ups on my teeth.. Its come to the point where I can barely take a bite out of a banana. I've been doing a high protein/lo carb diet for a while now. Anyone got any other food ideas?

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  • Pearsquared
    Pearsquared Posts: 1,656 Member
    I lived on liquid-y stuff for three days after I got my braces. As far as high-protein goes, greek yogurt and cottage cheese might be good. I remember the pain, so I empathize with your situation.
  • JeremiahStone
    JeremiahStone Posts: 682 Member
    I lived on liquid-y stuff for three days after I got my braces. As far as high-protein goes, greek yogurt and cottage cheese might be good. I remember the pain, so I empathize with your situation.

    thanks dude! ill def check cottage cheese out!
  • anna_louise90
    anna_louise90 Posts: 86 Member
    Yeah I agree with liquid to start with then progress to soft foods and then you'll be able to get back to normal eating habits, the pain is temporary! (I have braces too :smile: )

    soups, yoghurt, mashed potato, scrambled egg, fish (in order of increasing toughness to eat)
  • NaurielR
    NaurielR Posts: 429 Member
    As someone who has had more than her fair share of orthodontics, I can tell you that the next week or so will be difficult, but you will adjust, and eventually become completely used to your braces.

    But until that time, I second the advice that greek yogurt and cottage cheese are both high protein, easy to eat foods. Soups are a good option as well. Baked squash is very soft, like mashed potatoes, and therefore pretty easy to eat. Protein shakes would provide not only protein, but if you make them cold they'll help to numb your teeth.
  • SoLiveItUp
    SoLiveItUp Posts: 115 Member
    I've had my braces since January and just got them tightened for the second time last week, it was so painful but a day later it was better. Definitely cottage cheese I live of that stuff and I love it. How about eggs. Also tuna with a baked potato you can easily mash it with a fork. Also beans, lentil soup and cheese such as babybel.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,876 Member
    It'll just be for a few days...and then whenever you get them tightened
  • The_Enginerd
    The_Enginerd Posts: 3,982 Member
    When I first got braces, it took my 45 minutes to eat a hamburger and I had to cut it into tiny bites and chew very softly. It will be better after about a week, and a little sore (but nothing like now) every time they tighten them.

    Yogurt most definitely, ice cream for the pain =D, smoothies with protein powder.
  • JeremiahStone
    JeremiahStone Posts: 682 Member
    thanks everyone, you have no idea how much i appreciate the tips!
  • MostlyWater
    MostlyWater Posts: 4,294 Member
    I'm doing Invisalyn and it's similar but I get lazy to take the trays out and then brush, floss, and clean them too. I started only have liquids for breakfast and that helps, as long as you aren't lactose intolerant or a big eater.

    I like coffee, yogurt, protein shakes, rice pudding, and bananas. I'm not crazy about stuff like masted potatoes though.

    Here are my favorite shake recipes:

    If you like gingerbread, Oxygen magazine has a recipe for a delicious Gingerbread cookie shake: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup vanilla enriched Rice Dream, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 T molasses, and ice cubes. Blend and drink ! Mmmmmm

    I also like a Creamsicle, which is a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat vanilla yogurt. Blend and drink.

    The Protein Packed Pina Colada smoothie is blended with the following ingredients: Cup cottage cheese, cup canned pineapple or cup pineapple juice, half a frozen banana, half a cup of milk, 1 T coconut, half a scoop vanilla protein powder, and a cup of ice cubes.

    The Key Lime Protein Shake is blended with half an avocado, juice of a lime, 2 tsp lime zest, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, 1 T coconut, a cup of milk, and 1-2 packets of Stevia (optional).

    The Chocolate Maple Shake is made by blending a cup of milk, 3 T protein powder, 1 T cocoa powder, and 1 tsp maple syrup
    Last but not least, for a change, I blend a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat coffee yogurt. Also good!
  • JeremiahStone
    JeremiahStone Posts: 682 Member
    I'm doing Invisalyn and it's similar but I get lazy to take the trays out and then brush, floss, and clean them too. I started only have liquids for breakfast and that helps, as long as you aren't lactose intolerant or a big eater.

    I like coffee, yogurt, protein shakes, rice pudding, and bananas. I'm not crazy about stuff like masted potatoes though.

    Here are my favorite shake recipes:

    If you like gingerbread, Oxygen magazine has a recipe for a delicious Gingerbread cookie shake: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup vanilla enriched Rice Dream, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 T molasses, and ice cubes. Blend and drink ! Mmmmmm

    I also like a Creamsicle, which is a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat vanilla yogurt. Blend and drink.

    The Protein Packed Pina Colada smoothie is blended with the following ingredients: Cup cottage cheese, cup canned pineapple or cup pineapple juice, half a frozen banana, half a cup of milk, 1 T coconut, half a scoop vanilla protein powder, and a cup of ice cubes.

    The Key Lime Protein Shake is blended with half an avocado, juice of a lime, 2 tsp lime zest, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, 1 T coconut, a cup of milk, and 1-2 packets of Stevia (optional).

    The Chocolate Maple Shake is made by blending a cup of milk, 3 T protein powder, 1 T cocoa powder, and 1 tsp maple syrup
    Last but not least, for a change, I blend a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat coffee yogurt. Also good!


    Def trying this!! Thanks :D