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I got my braces 2 days ago and it's hard to eat right now. When can I eat solid/hard foods again? Because if I don't i will lose more weight..

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

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the braces are foreign to the teeth and they tight.
This hurts the mouth. After about 3 days you will g Feel better and can eat more solid foods. Then when the braces have to be adjusted you start all over again

In brief: See answer

the braces are foreign to the teeth and they tight.
This hurts the mouth. After about 3 days you will g Feel better and can eat more solid foods. Then when the braces have to be adjusted you start all over again
Dr. Karen Butler
Dr. Karen Butler
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start

With softer foods amd then progress slowly to harder foods.
There is no real timeline. It depends on your comfort. As you get more used to the braces, you will get more comfortable with the foods you want to eat.

In brief: Start

With softer foods amd then progress slowly to harder foods.
There is no real timeline. It depends on your comfort. As you get more used to the braces, you will get more comfortable with the foods you want to eat.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Transient

You've been through the worst of it.
It should get better from here on. You may have some discomfort with each adjustment, but not as bad as the last few days. If you're seeing a qualified Orthodontic Specialist they probably gave you instructions...follow them. Till you feel better soft high protein diet. Don't eat anything hard, sticky, chewy wit braces on, or you'll break braces.

In brief: Transient

You've been through the worst of it.
It should get better from here on. You may have some discomfort with each adjustment, but not as bad as the last few days. If you're seeing a qualified Orthodontic Specialist they probably gave you instructions...follow them. Till you feel better soft high protein diet. Don't eat anything hard, sticky, chewy wit braces on, or you'll break braces.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Soft foods

There should be no problem eating soft foods.
OTC pain meds will help.

In brief: Soft foods

There should be no problem eating soft foods.
OTC pain meds will help.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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