first weeks or months in braces can be frustrating because you
can't eat some of the normal food you enjoy. And once your
teeth stop hurting, the pain may return for a few days when
you get an adjustment, putting you back on a soft food diet.
Some of the suggestions on this page will help you deal with
those painful days.
that whatever you eat, cut it into small pieces and chew
carefully and slowly. To get more protein into your diet, try
adding protein powder or tofu to some of your meals or drinks.
to the following ArchWired readers for helping to contribute
to this page: Mary, Jet, Gary, Christina, Kevin, Lorena,
Wanda, Terrel, Jes, Wanita, David S., and anyone else I may
have inadvertently overlooked.
section will continue evolving. If you have suggestions, please
email me and I will include them!