Three Braces Friendly Summer Treats

Three Braces Friendly Summer Treats
Posted on 06/16/2017

At Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists, we don’t only want to provide you with high-quality braces in Dothan, Ozark, and Enterprise – we want to help make your treatment as comfortable and hassle-free as possible – including when it comes to what foods you can eat. Many patients with braces may find it unfortunate that a lot of their favorite desserts aren’t acceptable to eat when they’re wearing their orthodontics, putting somewhat of a damper on their summer spirit. Not to worry though! As your trusted teen and children’s orthodontist in Ozark, Enterprise, and Dothan, AL, we’re glad to give you recipes for three different braces-friendly – and delicious – summer treats.

Frozen Sherbet Dessert

If you’re looking for a way to stay cool in the hot summer weather, we recommend this frozen sherbet dessert. It’s simple to make, it’s very tasty, and the addition of nutritious fruits gives it some health benefits as well.


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries
  • ½ gallon pineapple sherbet
  • 2 firm bananas sliced


Place frozen raspberries in hot water for 5 minutes to thaw slightly. Empty sherbet into a large bowl. Stir in raspberries and bananas. Place bowl, covered, in freezer until firm.

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Anyone who bemoans the lack of tasty desserts that are suitable for patients wearing braces surely hasn’t tried this delicious treat. This strawberry angel food dessert is perfectly sweet and practically melts inside your mouth.


  • 1 (10 inch) angel food cake
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (18 ounce) jar strawberry glaze


Crumble the cake into a 9x13 inch dish.

Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Mash the cake down with your hands and spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake.

In a bowl, combine strawberries and glaze until strawberries are evenly coated. Spread over cream cheese layer. Chill until serving.

H2: Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Honestly, now…what would the summer be without milkshakes? With this simple-to-make chocolate banana milkshake recipe, we’ll provide you with a delicious dessert that may have just been what your summer was missing!


  • 1 banana, frozen and chunked
  • 6 tablespoons powdered chocolate-flavored malt drink mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


Place the frozen banana chunks, powdered drink mix, milk, and vanilla ice cream into a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into large glasses.

Visit Your Ozark, Dothan, and Enterprise, AL Children’s Orthodontist!

Most importantly, make sure to brush your teeth afterward if you eat any of these tasty summer treats! If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (334) 792-1000. We can’t wait to see you!

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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