Summertime is in full swing. Those with braces don’t have to miss out on all the great traditional summer foods. There are healthy and great alternatives for those with braces who miss out on some of the crunchy and sticky options that are usually eaten during these warm summer months.
Barbeques are the quintessential part of summer. Instead of eating a steak, consider a hamburger or hot dog instead. These foods will be less tough, making it much easier to chew. Those with braces will have to worry less about the damage that may be delivered from barbeque foods. In addition to this, hamburgers and hot dogs are considerably cheaper than other options, making them ideal choices for your family barbeque. At your next barbeque, those with braces should avoid chips, nuts, and rice krispie treats as well.
While some sugary foods themselves can be damaging to your braces, it is often times the biting motion and the consistency of the food together that causes the bulk of the problem. Get all your favorite fruits mixed into your smoothie that might have otherwise damaged your teeth. In addition to this, a fruit smoothie will be a healthy alternative to sugary drinks such as soda when you are trying to stay cool. Get all your favorite fruits mixed into your smoothie that might have otherwise damaged your teeth. In addition to this, fruit smoothies are a much healthier alternative to sugary drinks that can damage your braces like soda when you are trying to stay cool. Try our our delicious strawberry smoothie recipe below!
Delicious Strawberry Smoothie
- 10 sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 scoops ice cream
- A few ice cubes
Add all ingredients to the blender, and mix until thick and smooth. If the consistency is too runny, add some more ice cream. If it’s too thick, add a little bit more milk. Enjoy for a refreshing summer treat that’s great for braces.
Don’t let your braces get you down this summer. There are a number of foods that can still be eaten and enjoyed all through this fun and exciting season. Choose those foods you love best with the least amount of sugar and sticky consistency to keep your braces strong throughout the orthodontic process. Make sure to attend your regular appointments with your orthodontist!