How to Survive the Holidays With Braces

How to Survive the Holidays With Braces
Posted on 10/28/2019
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How To Survive The Holidays With Braces

Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are on the way, and with it comes some highly anticipated seasonal foods. At Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics, we want to ensure that you can enjoy the holidays even though you have braces. After years of working with children, teens, and adults, we have developed a list of foods you can eat over the holidays and those that you should avoid. You don’t want to put a damper on your holidays with an emergency orthodontist visit. But rest assured, if you have an emergency, we are always here to help at one of our offices located in Erie, Lawrence Park or Corry, PA.

Foods You Can Enjoy

Let’s start with the good stuff! Here is a list of foods that you can enjoy this holiday season:

  • Turkey or ham
  • Green bean casserole
  • Baked sweet potatoes 
  • Mash potatoes
  • Stuffing 
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Soft cheese
  • Soft cookies
  • Jello
  • Pudding
  • Cake
  • Pumpkin pie (avoid the crust edge if it’s too hard)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Eggnog

Foods to Avoid

So that you don’t damage your metal or clear braces, you will have to make a few festive food sacrifices, but if you keep the end game in mind, it’s worth it!

  • Candy canes and holiday barks (especially peppermint bark)
  • Caramel apples
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard cheese and charcuterie
  • Hard cookies
  • Meat on the bone
  • Pecan pie
  • Peanut brittle
  • Toffee and other hard candies

Schedule a Consultation with Your Orthodontist Today!

As a leading orthodontist, we believe it is important to provide you with good information in addition to high-quality care. If you have questions about what to eat and not to eat to protect your metal or clear braces, please ask our orthodontist or a member of our team.

If you are looking for an orthodontist, contact us, or you can simply request an appointment online for a consultation.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! Remember to keep up good oral hygiene, especially if you are eating sweets!