During orthodontic treatment, please follow the following nutrition guidelines:
Did you know that you can or can not eat in braces?
Wearing orthodontic appliances - does not mean to live on mashed potatoes from soft foods throughout the treatment. Knowledge about what foods you can and can not eat with them will help you to achieve optimal results after the treatment of the teeth curves. Prevent damage to orthodontic arcs, ligatures, and also keep your teeth from tooth decay during bite fixing - this is your main task!
We bring to your attention a list of products that you can and can not eat during bracelet wearing:
Fruits are an important part of healthy eating. It is recommended to eat 300 grams of fruit every day. This is a great product for your health, which is very important for everyone, even if you are wearing braces. Solid fruits such as apples can be very difficult to bite because of the presence of brackets on the teeth. Immature pears and peaches can also cause the same problems. Therefore, it is better not to buy hard fruits, but choose ripe and soft ones. But in this case, there may be difficulties. No need to be scared, it's not a reason not to eat fruit. You need to either rub them on a grater and get something like fruit puree, or make them fresh. And so, it will turn out tasty and useful. And such delicacies, as ripe blueberries, raspberries, blackberries can be eaten without any problems. Just do not forget to wash your mouth after that, and even better brush your teeth2. Vegetables
Vegetables give us the vitamins and minerals that are needed for a growing organism, especially for pregnant women. A person should consume one third of the vegetables from the total amount of food. Like fruits, vegetables need to be cooked a little differently for people who wear braces. Most vegetables can be enjoyed in boiled or steamed form, as cooking automatically softens it. Hard, raw vegetables, such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, before cutting, cut into small pieces that can be chewed easily with your back teeth. If you have problems using your favorite raw vegetables, try them in canned.
Cereals give our body food fibers, iron and many other nutrients that are so necessary to us. By choosing whole grains, you will provide yourself with a nutritious and nutritious meal.
Cereals, as a rule, are suitable for all patients undergoing treatment with bracket systems. Because most of the cooked cereals are very soft and easy to chew. Nevertheless, there are several types of cereal products with which bracket owners need to be careful. For example, an attempt to eat a hard crust of bread or bagel can cause difficulties for the wearer. In such cases, such food is better to soak in warm water or crumble into small pieces. Also, avoid small seeds and grains. They often get stuck between the teeth and it is very difficult to remove them from there4. Dairy products
Dairy products. Strong bones and teeth will be only those who have a lot of calcium in their diet. Dairy products give us calcium, vitamin D, potassium and even protein. Such products are an excellent choice for bracket owners, because most of them are soft and almost do not require chewing. Choose from dairy products: skim milk, fat-free cheese, fat-free yogurt. If you are intolerant to lactose, soy dairy products are a great alternative to regular dairy products that are also mild and easy to get used to with braces. While eating soft cheese, you may find that it is stuck between the braces and orthodontic arches. In this case, chop the cheese in small pieces, or buy a product that does not stick to the teeth.
Meat supplies us with protein and iron - which are especially needed for a growing organism. The use of meat is a problem for the owners of brackets, because it is a hard-boiled fibrous product. Livestock meat will often get stuck in them, or between the teeth. There are meat directly from the bones, such as the chicken wings and the ribs, may be dangerous for your arcs, because you risk breaking them. Choose songs, tender pieces of meat and cut into small pieces before eating. In addition, separate meat from bone to food. Fish, chicken, lean beef and pork should be consumed. Pot is also a good vegetarian choice, since it is mild.
Nuts and seeds. This item is more about vegetarians. After all, they are the most eating nuts and seeds, thus replacing the deficiency of meat and milk protein. Eating nuts and seeds can be a very complicated process for people in braces. Nuts and seeds are very difficult to chew and they are very small - here are two problems in one product. Biting a hard nut or seed can easily break the bracket. And braces and they can fly from teeth at all. These products are best replaced by peanut butter or almond oil. You can also roughly grind your favorite nuts and seeds and use them as a yogurt additive.
Candies do not belong to a separate food group, but they have become an integral part of our lives. Let's face it, most people love candy. For those who wear braces, eating sweets can lead to the destruction of the surface of the teeth. Candies can be divided into two groups: rigid and sticky. Slices of iris, sticking to the brackets, can easily break them. Hard nuts in chocolate can also damage them. Chewing candies can bend the orthodontic arches and get stuck under your brackets. Avoid using candy during orthodontic treatment. Teeth become more vulnerable to caries during this period. Therefore, minimizing sugar intake is very important during your treatment.
Now you know what you can and can not eat. Try a variety of foods - from all the food groups listed above. Full and proper nutrition during orthodontic treatment is as important as the outcome of all treatment