I have gotten my bottom braces and i know what to eat and not to eat teething is the pain. Braces don't hurt at all but once you go them for an hour and thirty minutes you can feel them puling your teeth into place. so always eat soft food and smoothies and anything warm or room temperature. Also if you are and fan of sweets like Hershey's then just melt them and make it and into a milk shake. Pasta and spaghetti are okay. If you can swallow them instead of chewing at all then they are good. If you want to eat something that is not soft then all you have to do is make them into small pieces to be able to suck on them and then swallow. Small lollipops and jolly ranchers are good to since you just suck on them. But stay away from things like starburst, caramel,gum,taffy,toffee,airheads, or anything thick.