After getting your braces placed on, you may realise that your teeth and gums start to feel sore, and you might not be able to bite into a lot of your favourite foods anymore. Even though the procedure is generally not painful, your mouth might be sensitive to stimulation caused by chewing, a common struggle faced by braces wearers.
Soft foods are usually recommended to ensure that there is less discomfort, as well as making sure that the brackets and wires are not damaged. Here are some soft food choices you can consider adding to your diet for a pain-free experience after getting your metal braces in Singapore.
1. Yoghurt or Ice-cream
Yoghurt and ice-cream are the best soft food you can eat. As they are eaten chilled, the cooling sensation will soothe your sore teeth, and the cold, numbing sensation will help to relieve the soreness of your teeth and gums. In terms of nutrition, yoghurt is rich in calcium and vitamin B6 and B12, which are beneficial for strong bones! As a bonus, it is also packed with prebiotics which help with digestion.
As soups are liquid, it is easier for your body to digest and absorb nutrients. A bowl of warm soup is also soothing and comforting to the soul, making it the go-to comfort food.
Soups also come in different varieties, which can help to break the monotony. If you do not have the time to make your own, you can even grab them off the shelf at your local supermarket. Soups are also packed with collagen, which is excellent for your skin and gums.
Fish is a great meat alternative for individuals who crave meat proteins after their braces procedure, as it is softer and mild on the teeth. Fish contains a high level of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Fish is generally softer than most meats, making it easier to chew and less hassle for your newly aligned teeth.
Eggs are also a viable option for soft food, rich in nutrients and very easy on the teeth. You can also cook them in many ways to keep them interesting for you to eat. Eggs are also high in protein, making them an excellent alternative to meats if you are looking for a protein source.
Finally, fruits have great nutritional value and help to soothe the teeth when eaten slightly chilled. They also are rich in fibre and help you feel full longer. You should prioritize fruits rich in Vitamin C as they are essential for oral health and good for the gums. Some of the softer fruit options include citrus fruits and soft melons.
Invisalign dental braces: a viable option
However, if you are a food lover and know that you will not be able to resist the temptation of having a good bite daily, Invisalign dental braces might be the right choice. Invisalign is comfortable to wear, almost invisible, and can be removed whenever you need to eat. The absence of wires also means you do not have to worry about damaging your braces.
If you have decided that Invisalign is the approach for you, get in touch with us through a call or book an appointment so that our dentists can select the most suitable course of action for your dental needs. Alternatively, you can visit our dental clinics at Holland Village and Bedok for more information on our services.