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Top Foods to Eat and Avoid with Braces from Dentists on Vincent

by | Jun 20, 2023 | Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments can definitely bring about a lot of changes!

Not only will you look a little different, but you may also find that your teeth don’t touch the same way they did before, affecting your chew.

As your treatment progresses and your teeth gradually move towards their optimal positions, your mouth will continue to adapt to biting and chewing in a more natural way.

Although many patients find they’re able to eat most foods within a month of getting their braces on, certain food restrictions will continue throughout your orthodontic journey.

Check out our list of foods that are good for braces and foods that your braces might hate for chewing.

Foods to eat with braces

The best foods to eat with braces are:

  1. Bread
  2. Mashed potatoes
  3. Soup
  4. Cheese
  5. Pancakes
  6. Puddings
  7. Rice
  8. Pasta

Foods to avoid with braces

Foods to avoid with braces are:

  1. Chewy foods like hard rolls and liquorice
  2. Crunchy foods like chips and popcorn
  3. Sticky foods like caramel, bubble gum and snickers
  4. Hard foods like nuts and pretzels
  5. Sugary foods like lollies
  6. Foods that you need to bite into forcefully like apples, raw carrots and corn

Braces also need proper care. Consult your trusted Leederville dentist to get additional details about steps you can make to maintain your braces’ good condition.

Here at Dentists on Vincent, we will help you learn more about braces and how to take care of them properly.

A Brighter Dental Experience in Leederville

Dentists on Vincent offers a friendly environment in a lovely heritage building which doesn’t feel like you’re at the dentist!

Our dental practice offers a child-friendly environment as we address their apprehension towards treatment.

We take the time to explain to you all of your options and how we can provide you with a smile you can be proud of.

Dr Lamattina is very gentle, and your mouth will feel great and look fantastic.

We offer convenient times to come in and get your treatment completed, and it’s easy to find us just off the freeway.

Don’t put it off any longer, call us now for a consultation appointment and see what we can do to give you a feeling of confidence and esteem in yourself.

FREE Consultation for Invisalign and Braces

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

For more information, call us at (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent St in Leederville.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (by appointment)

Sun: Closed


There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance


Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

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