Foods You Can Enjoy During Your Orthodontic Treatment

Getting your braces on is a very exciting time! Once your braces are in place, you’re one step closer to achieving the straight, healthy smile you deserve. If you’ve just gotten your braces on or you are considering braces, you might have concerns about your diet during treatment. Not to worry, there are plenty of delicious foods that you can safely consume while wearing your braces. As your orthodontist in Melbourne, we wanted to share a few of our favorite food options with you here:

  • Fruit smoothies
  • Casserole dishes
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Milkshakes
  • Ice cream
  • Oatmeal
  • Soft fruits like blueberries or raspberries
  • Steamed or boiled vegetables, e.g., carrots and broccoli
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Rice or pasta
  • Soups
  • Grilled cheese
  • Cheeses e.g., bleu, cottage, cheddar, and swiss
  • Yogurt or pudding
  • Meat or chicken cut off of the bone
  • Fish of all kinds, e.g., tilapia, salmon, and mahi

If you have any questions regarding your diet options during your orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff here at your orthodontist in Melbourne. We look forward to helping you achieve your straighter smile!


We are now welcoming patients and parents into our waiting rooms.  There is no need to call us when you arrive.  We are, however, asking that everyone wear face coverings upon entering, regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to take precautions for prevention of spreading COVID-19.  We remain vigilant with our sterilization and disinfection protocols and we will continue taking additional precautionary measures as well.  We still ask that you reschedule your appointments if the patient has been symptomatic in the last ten days or has been recently exposed to someone known to be infected with COVID-19.

 We will continue utilizing only half of our operatories to maintain significant distance between patients.  We ask that all of our patients thoroughly brush their teeth prior to their appointments to limit the use of our toothbrushing area.  As always, we will continue to be committed to giving each of our patients the best possible experience!

Thank you for your understanding!

Dr. Reddick and the Reddick Orthodontics Team