At the top of the food pyramid are those foods considered to be part of the sugar group. From this category you can enjoy a nice bowl of pudding, Jell-O, or a slice of cake. All of these foods require very little chewing if at all, and they also make great desserts. The Jell-O and pudding, when consumed cold, may even help to relieve some pain from having your braces tightened by your orthodontist.
On the next level of the food pyramid to the left is dairy. There are many dairy products that can be easily consumed, after having your braces tightened by your orthodontist, with little pain. When looking for dairy options that are easy to chew try cottage cheese, yogurt, or ice cream. All of these foods can be served cold to relieve some of the pain.