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Old 01-11-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Soft foods suggestions?

My teenager just got his bottom set of braces on, and they're hurting so much worse than the top ever did. So much so, that he's not eaten much (so unlike him!)
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for the next few days for him? (Please remember that he really doesn't like cheese) Thanks!

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Old 01-11-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Can you just process foods in a blender or FP to make them edible?
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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Ouch,
we had that problem here too. The girls loved hearty creamy soups, scrambled eggs, puddings, pasta with just evoo, garlic onions type thing.One adored a bowl of mashed potatoes and gravey!! Another would ask for a baked acorn squash with butter and brown sugar, soft fruits, jello,milkshakes..This would only last several days and things would be fine till the next visit and tightening of braces and we would start over...

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
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Does sucking hurt? Smoothies with yogurt, fruit and maybe some bran would be good. I know that sometimes the sucking motion will really hurt though.

Sounds like soup and pudding for a couple of days for the poor guy.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:04 PM   #5
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He's mainly hurting because they put these weird braces on the back two teeth - calling them "bumpers", so he can't bite down all the way. He says his tongue hurts too, poor kid.

One thing he did go through last night - I'd gotten a coupon for a free tub (big one!) of that new Philly Cream Cheese "ready-made-cheesecake-filling" stuff. I stirred some chocolate sauce into some, put it into a custard cup and topped it with some crushed Piroline cookies. He gave it the thumbs up.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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My s-i-l had the same problem a couple of summers ago. I am afraid we stuck mainly to soups but we got a smoothie recipe book and she had almost every one of them in the order of the book. She doesn't eat that well so I took the opportunity to get lots of fresh juices into her too.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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Soup with crackers in the broth.
Can't go wrong with mashed potatoes.
Ice cream
oatmeal
yogurt
smoothies
Muffins without nuts or chunks
Pancakes
risotto
pasta
Noodles
Thinly sliced lunch meats
soft bread...maybe white? if you have it...cut crusts if necessary
fish
beans
applesauce
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
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looks like you got lots of suggestions here, but i would like to add
after he gets his braces tightened each time he should chew gum.

yes gum, it really works it helps keep the gums loose sorta like
when your muscles hurt from working out, stretching or working out
the muscles looses the muscles, same with the gums.

at first i thought our ortho had gone crazy but the kids do not
complain about their teeth anymore, only when they have not
chewed gum right after the appt.

the cost should be the only pain
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #9
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I remember Carnation Instant Breakfast drinks were a staple after I'd have work on my braces. You could even add some ice cream for an afternoon or evening snack with some extra nutrition.

Hope he feels better soon!
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These are all great ideas! Thanks in advance Paul's getting braces ( for TMJ relief) on the 18th of this month. I'm sure I'll need some of the above.

Jkath, I always liked to suck on frozen juice bars after
my braces were tightened.
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