A big worry for kids, teens and adults alike is whether or not you can eat pizza when you have braces. We have some good news for you. You don’t really have to give up as much as you think, you just need to make a few good choices.
So, Pizza Is Still OK?
It is! You can still eat pizza when you have braces, but it all comes down to the type of pizza. The best way to go is soft-crust pizza. Tougher crusts or thin crusts can damage your braces and get stuck between the wires, brackets and your teeth.
Another thing to think about is the toppings. Pick toppings that come in small pieces, like mushrooms or crumbled bacon. You can even indulge in pepperoni as long as the slices don’t come with a thick, chewy skin.
You could even have fun making your own pizza to suit your orthodontics. Pick up soft-crust pizzas from the shops, get your own favourite toppings and chop them up into tiny pieces.
Pizza and Braces – A Strategy for Success
If you dread the idea of giving up pizza, don’t worry. There are a few other strategies you can adopt so you can still enjoy your favourite food when you have braces.
Cheese is okay. While mozzarella may seem sticky, it’s not the same kind of sticky as toffee or caramel. Just make sure you floss after a cheesy pizza.
Another important point is to take small bites at a time. This might sound tedious, but you’ll actually end up savouring your meal and enjoying it that much more!
Finally, if you can get your hands on delicious soft-crust deep dish pizza, grab it! Deep dishes pizzas are often saucy and cheesy, which means you’ve got no choice but to eat it in small bites. It’s the perfect solution when you have braces.
If you’ve been putting off getting braces because you don’t want to give up pizza, it’s time to put your orthodontic needs first.
Schedule a consultation with the team at Dr. Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist today to discuss getting braces.