Have A Holly Jolly Holiday Season With Braces!

All of us at our Toronto orthodontic office are really excited for the holiday season! Although our holiday celebrations will be different this year, we can still enjoy spending holiday time with our immediate family, putting up colourful decorations, and eating decadent treats without any guilt. If you or one of your children have braces this year, don’t worry! There are still plenty of holiday foods you can enjoy without harming your smile. Our team has provided some tips below so that your family can have a holly, jolly Holiday season, while wearing braces!

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Here is a general list of delicious treats that you or your child can enjoy during the holiday season:

  • Ice cream
  • Pudding
  • Brownies
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot apple cider
  • Pies (without nuts)
  • Cupcakes
  • Soft cookies

Holiday Foods You Should Avoid While Wearing Braces

As a general rule of thumb, please avoid eating foods that are sticky, hard, or just generally difficult to chew. Below are some popular holiday foods that we recommend those of you with braces avoid during the holiday season:

  • Candy canes
  • Caramel candy
  • Peanut brittle
  • Taffy
  • Candy Apples
  • Gingerbread
  • Pecan pie
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Pies (without nuts)
  • Cupcakes
  • Soft cookies

Renew Your Smile for the Holidays at York Mills Orthodontics!

You can jazz up your appearance for the holidays and surprise loved ones by getting coloured braces. All you have to do is set up an appointment with Dr. David Morrow at York Mills Orthodontics, and he can help provide you with a smile that shows off your festive spirit. 

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your braces for the holidays, or are considering orthodontic treatment, please contact us today! We would be happy to help you schedule an appointment and discuss your smile needs. Our Toronto orthodontic practice provides a variety of services including, orthodontics for children, orthodontics for adults, Invisalign, and braces. We hope you all have a great holiday season!

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