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What can I eat with braces?

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Imfinehowareyou · 01/05/2019 06:25

Please help! In a couple of weeks I am having fixed braces. I won't be able to eat anything hard or really chewy. Also I can't eat anything that will stain the braces so curries and anything with lots of tomato in are off the menu. Drinks wise tea and coffee are out. So everything I rely upon to successfully low carb is now out Shock
If you have any ideas please, please share them. I was wondering about investing in a nutri bullet for smoothies but are smoothies low carb?

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dementedpixie · 01/05/2019 07:53

What sort of braces are they that you can't eat curry/ tomato sauces? Are they metal tracks or clear? Dd has metal brackets/tracks and gets darker coloured elastics as they stain less (normally the purple ones). She eats most things with them except for things like apples/raw carrot, etc. Hard foods can be cut up smaller to make them safer to eat. What foods do you normally eat?

Imfinehowareyou · 01/05/2019 11:04

They are the tooth coloured fixed braces but it's the bands that stain. My dentist said to eat/drink things that stain the night before an appointment so the bands get changed immediately.
I normally eat curries or meat/veg with a curry sauce on it. I use tomato based sauces. I eat lots of nuts. I drink red wine, coffee and herbal teas. I love beetroot. I make soups but they all tend to have curry spices in them.
So I need some soup ideas and sauce ideas.

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dementedpixie · 01/05/2019 11:08

Choose the colour of the bands carefully then. My dd doesn't avoid coloured sauces but has darker elastics so they don't look stained.

TowelNumber42 · 01/05/2019 11:12

I ate as normal. The staining was not a problem. Barely noticeable. I brushed my teeth after consuming staining food and drink which may have helped. No way was I giving up coffee and curry.

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