Foods You Can Eat with Braces

Foods You Can Eat With BracesWhen you wear braces, there are a lot of foods you cannot eat. Healthy snacks like popcorn, nuts, raw veggies, pretzels, and raisins are among the many foods you must avoid to keep your braces in good condition while they straighten your teeth. It’s hard to find tasty, nutritious options that are braces-friendly. We’ve gathered a few ideas for foods that will keep you and your orthodontist happy.

Fruits and Veggies:

  • Steamed edamame
  • Avocado
  • Watermelon slices
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Bananas

Main Dishes

  • Pasta
  • Burritos
  • Soup
  • Fresh fish
  • Pancakes
  • Potato pancakes
  • Mashed potatoes


  • Soft pretzels
  • Zucchini fries
  • Smoothies
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Sloppy Joe


  • Cheesecake
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Ice cream
  • Milkshakes
  • Bread pudding
  • Berry compote

There are a wide range of foods available to you if you are wearing braces. These are just a few ideas to get you started. Remember, it’s easier to adapt to a braces-friendly diet if the rest of the family participates. These foods are a good choice for everyone, braces or not.
Bon appetit!