It’s no secret wearing braces in Tamarac can be uncomfortable, and sometimes it may even cause pain. The discomfort can be due to the rough metal brackets that rub against the soft membranes lining the insides of your mouth. Aside from the brackets, the tight wires will also exert pressure on your teeth, adding to the discomfort. It will take some time for your teeth to get used to this new device.
But you can breeze through the adjustment period by making a certain lifestyle choice. Orthodontists suggest you stick to soft foods while your mouth is still sore. Don’t worry, because as soon as your mouth adjusts to your braces, you can go back to your usual diet.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to enjoy all your favorites when your teeth are still sore. Some foods will only cause more pain in your mouth. Instead, try making a morning smoothie by mixing crushed ice, your choice of fruits, and some milk. There are plenty of fruit smoothie recipes online.
These drinks are both healthy and palatable. You can also switch the milk with yogurt. And if you’re craving something sweet, you can enjoy a bowl of ice cream. It may be a good idea to ditch the cone for now.
Of course, we will not ask you to bite into an apple because that will only hurt more. However, you can prepare a healthy bowl of fruit salad by slicing soft fruits and mixing them with sweetened cream. You can slice melons, berries, mangoes, and some bananas into bite-sized pieces for easy chewing. This diet is only temporary while your mouth is still adjusting to your metal braces.
Don’t worry too much about your soft diet because it will not last forever. Once your mouth fully adjusts to your new braces, you can go back to enjoying more of your favorite foods in no time! Just make sure they’re not too hard as they may potentially cause your wires to break.
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