Braces Friendly Treats for the Holidays

Braces Friendly Treat for the Holidays
Posted on 12/15/2016

At Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists, we strive to be your premier choice when it comes to orthodontics for all those around Eufaula, Enterprise, Ozark, and Dothan, AL. While we offer high-quality orthodontic treatments, such as braces, clear braces, and Invisalign, we also pride ourselves on our orthodontic care for our patients. We want each patient to successfully complete their orthodontic treatment process with as few problems as possible. However, this requires committed care in a variety of different ways, including the foods you eat. Now that the holidays are around (a time known just as much for desserts as anything else), we want to provide you with a few recommendations on treats that are safe for you to eat if you have braces.

Ice Cream

Ice cream may be the perfect treat for those with braces! Not only is it delicious, but it’s soft enough to not be a problem. Just be sure to avoid adding any hard toppings, like nuts, to your ice cream.


Whether you’re debating between Hershey’s bars, fudge, or another kind, chocolate is generally soft and chewy enough to safely eat when you have braces.

Softer Baked Treats

A few examples of this would be cakes, pies, and cookies. Just remember – as long as it isn’t hard or it isn’t sticky, it’ll be just fine for your braces. For example, apple pie is a fantastic choice; pecan pie is not.

Treats to Avoid

While there are certainly plenty of delicious treats for you to enjoy even if you have braces, we’d be remiss if we didn’t alert you to the ones that you can’t eat as well. These desserts that a patient with braces should avoid include:

  • Peanut brittle
  • Candy canes
  • Taffy
  • Any food with nuts
  • Caramel apples
  • Gingerbread cookies

Contact Your Ozark, Dothan, and Enterprise Orthodontist Today!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to call us at (334) 792-1000 and you can request a free new patient consultation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about our clear braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontic treatments. We look forward to giving you a straighter and healthier smile!

Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists

  • Dothan Office - 100 O’Brannon Park Dr., Dothan, AL 36303 Phone: 334-792-1000
  • Enterprise Office - 557 Glover Ave. #1, Enterprise, AL 36330 Phone: 334-347-6777
  • Ozark Office - 317 James St., Ozark, AL 36360 Phone: 334-792-1000

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