Which Thanksgiving Foods are Great for Braces?

Which Thanksgiving Foods are Great for Braces?
Posted on 11/01/2019
The holiday season is fast approaching! Peppermint everything, twinkling lights, and best of all – time spent with our friends and family. It’s also the perfect time of the year to reflect on what we’re all grateful for.

You can be grateful for holiday foods – many Thanksgiving staples are great foods for those of us with braces or Invisalign!

1) Turkey – It’s not Thanksgiving without the turkey! Remember to cut the meat off the bone to avoid damaging your braces.

2) Ham – Not a turkey fan? This holiday alternative is perfectly fine for those of us with brackets and aligners.

3) Stuffing
– This soft and tasty side dish is perfect to go with your turkey.

4) Veggies
– Go for cooked veggies this year to decrease the odds of damaging your wires and brackets. If you’ve got corn on the table, cut it off the cob before eating.

5) Casseroles
– Sweet potato and green bean are all safe – just try to avoid those sticky marshmallows!

6)
Pie – Most Thanksgiving pies are soft, lucky for you! Pumpkin, apple, and sweet potato pies are all great choices and safe for braces.

Avoid things like nuts, popcorn, and uncooked vegetables this holiday season to avoid a costly trip to the orthodontist. Making these small adjustments in your holiday menu will save you a potentially painful and high cost trip to the orthodontist in Ann Arbor this winter!

We’re Grateful for you this Holiday Season!



This time of the year we reflect on how grateful we are to serve you, our patients! We take pride in making sure you feel comfortable and happy during every step of your orthodontic treatment.

We love to serve our community and patients with exceptional, caring, compassionate service. When you’re undergoing treatment, you can be sure that you’ll be in a comfortable environment, with doctors you can trust.

Contact us today for your free first consultation! We can’t wait to meet you and get you started on your journey to a better you.