When you get braces through Northeastern Braces in Newburgh NY, a part of Orange County, as well as Cornwall on Hudson NY, Beacon NY, Balmville NY, and New Windsor NY, what you can and can’t eat will become something to think about. Foods such as nuts and hard candy can damage/break your braces, In addition, biting into hard foods can pull away the brackets and wires. All of these causes can be painful and prolong treatment. Northeastern Braces also stresses that patients avoid foods that are chewy, crunchy, sticky or gooey! So what are foods you can eat with braces?

When you first get your orthodontic braces, sticking to a diet of very soft foods that require little chewing is suggested. Ice cream may be the first thing that comes to mind, and if you’re going to eat ice cream, Northeastern Braces recommends this delicious, braces-friendly, vegan banana ice cream sundae recipe!

Foods You Can Eat with Braces

A vegan banana ice cream sundae is a healthy alternative to sugary ice cream.


• 5 ripe bananas
• 2-3 cups of vanilla almond milk
• 1⁄2-1 tsp of vanilla
• A sprinkle of cinnamon


1. Get your blender or food processor ready, along with all of your ingredients.
2. Throw the bananas, vanilla and vanilla almond milk in the blender and mix until creamy.
3. Start with a cup of vanilla almond milk and add more until creamy.
4. Take out of the blender and serve in bowls. Sprinkle with cinnamon, top it with your favorite berries, and enjoy!

Moreover, whether you just got adult braces or your child just saw a children’s orthodontist through Northeastern Braces in Newburgh NY, your teeth will be more susceptible to cavities; another reason why a healthy, nutritious diet is important. And there’s healthy alternatives to all your favorite guilty food pleasures just like this ice cream recipe. If you have any questions about foods to avoid with affordable braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, be sure to contact us!

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