Posts Labeled: eating with barces

Stay cool with a braces-friendly summer treat!

With summer finally here, kids and adults alike will be spending more time outside being active and enjoying the hotter temperatures. And what’s better on a hot summer day than a delicious treat that will cool you down after doing something active in the summer sun? Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists… Read more »

Now that I have braces, what can I eat?

You just got braces at Allen Orthodontics and Dr. Allen has informed you that over the next several months you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing? Luckily, there was someone else wondering the same thing when she first got braces!… Read more »

Foods to avoid during your orthodontic treatment

There are a variety of foods Dr. Allen wants you to avoid while you’re wearing braces. Some foods can occasionally damage braces, but certain foods can bend the wires or even break the brackets on your braces. If you’re wearing braces, you should avoid starch, sugar and gummy foods, as these foods can be difficult… Read more »

A braces-friendly recipe, in celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month!

As October is National Orthodontic Health Month, Dr. Allen would like to share a great braces-friendly Halloween recipe with all of our patients, courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontics, or AAO. This Spooktacular Pumpkin Cake is delicious, and provided that you remember to brush and floss after indulging, this treat will not cause damage… Read more »

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

Can you believe October is already upon us? October happens to be National Orthodontic Health Month, and this month-long event is organized by our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. Many treats can cause havoc for trick-or-treaters who are going through orthodontic treatment, and these treats may cause damage that could prolong… Read more »