Thanksgiving is meant to be spent with friends and family enjoying the company of those around you. And we can't forget the food!!! We understand that with braces some foods are limited. There are still ways for you to enjoy the foods being served!
Brace friendly foods:
Turkey: Remember to cut the meat off the bone before eating it to avoid damaging the braces. Ham: Just like the turkey you should have no issues with this one. Cutting meats into smaller pieces may make it easier to eat.
Vegetables: If you have corn, make sure to cut it off the cob. Mashed potatoes, cornbread, steamed vegetables are great choices because they are soft and easy on your teeth.
Muffins: Rolls or other bread. Just double-check that there are no added nuts!
Foods to avoid:
- Hard croutons, nuts, or crunchy crusts
- Raw carrots, apples, or corn on the cob ( unless it's cut off the cob)