Are you worried about enjoying the holidays with your new braces? Take heart! Enjoying get-togethers when you have braces is easy with a few tips! Continue reading to discover the fun you can have with braces.

Choosing Festive Colors

Enjoying get-togethers when you have braces can start with one simple step: getting festive with your braces!

Typically, every time you visit the orthodontist for an adjustment to your braces, they’ll let you choose the colors you want for the bands that attach the wires of your braces to the brackets on your teeth. This means that you can “decorate” your braces for the holidays! From traditional holiday colors of red and green to wintery blues to match the frosty weather outside, you can get creative!

Just think what a hit it’ll be when you show up to the next holiday party with your braces matching your favorite Christmas sweater!

Braces-Friendly Foods

It’s normal to worry about enjoying get-togethers when you have braces, but knowing before you go which foods are braces-friendly can help make things a lot easier! Other people attending the same party may have braces, too, and bringing braces-friendly snacks and treats can help make it more fun and inclusive for everyone!

Braces-friendly foods are typically foods that aren’t sticky, crunchy, chewy, or hard. Just think of all the famous holiday treats you can still enjoy, from custard, puddings, and fruit pies to mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams, and more!

Ask for What You Need!

The most important thing to remember about enjoying holiday get-togethers when you have braces: don’t be afraid to ask for what you need! If you don’t see any braces-friendly foods, ask for braces-friendly options — or ask your parents to help you make your own to bring next time! Lots of people have food sensitivities and dietary restrictions and most people will be more than happy to help you find what you need so you can enjoy the party worry-free!

Call our Copperas Cove, Taylor, Belton, Manor or Temple dental offices to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.

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