Best Easter Treats for Braces
Your orthodontist might not be best pals with the Easter Bunny, but they certainly don’t have to be enemies either (with your help at least). We know it’s hard to avoid all of the delicious goodies that seem to stare at you in every aisle this time of year. While you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, your easter basket may look a little different, but it can still hold something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out our orthodontist-approved Easter treats for braces to stay on your doctor’s good side.
Store-Bought Easter Treats for Braces
Don’t worry about having to ditch everything you’ve ever known when it comes to enjoying Easter eats. There are tons of treats you can still indulge in, and braces won’t completely hold you back. Steer towards chocolate classics like Cadbury Creme Eggs, Lindt Lindor Easter Bunny and Eggs (with the chocolate center), Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bunnies, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Do whatever your little heart desires (as long as it doesn’t involve something sticky) and stuff your face with some chocolate after your Easter egg hunt.
Homemade Easter Desserts
If you feel like you’re missing out on some of your go-to goodies this year, it’s the perfect time to try your hand at baking (or ask your mom for some bonding time in the kitchen). Head to the store and pick up some festive colors; think pastels and spring-themed decor. You can get creative while cooking and even make a contest or new family tradition out of the activity. Your options for homemade desserts are endless: cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and brownies galore. The Easter Bunny must be drooling over this particularly fitting dessert from Delish: Carrot Cake Cookies. Get crazy and make a medley of mouth-watering desserts, just make sure they don’t include nuts, hard candies, or caramel and you’re in the clear.
If you’ve had braces for a while, you’re probably used to thinking outside the box when it comes to chowing down. Going a healthier route is a great option for your gut and your grin, and you can still stay in the holiday spirit. There are many ways to incorporate fruits into your festivities so you can forgo candy altogether. Hit the grocery store and grab some bananas, berries and vanilla ice cream to make a springtime smoothie. If you still want to have a little something sweet with your fruit, go for the classic of chocolate-dipped strawberries or bananas. Investing in a fondue pot is a fun way to bring together the whole family and make an activity out of your dessert dipping.
Satisfy Your Smile and Your Sweet Tooth
Brush up on what are no-go braces treats and you’ll be sure to avoid breaking a bracket. Apply your knowledge of your treatment thus far to picking out candy and sweets when Easter rolls around. Milnor Orthodontics has compiled a list of foods to eat and avoid to keep your gear in the clear and your orthodontist happy. Avoid chewy sweets like caramel, marshmallow, jellybeans and gummy bears. Make sure you’re staying away from hard candies like lollipops and steer clear of anything with nuts. Licorice, bubblegum and taffy are also major offenders on the list and shouldn’t touch your smile until after treatment.
If you have a question about something you’re craving, call our office and ask if it is orthodontist-approved. Milnor Orthodontics wants you to enjoy your Easter without sacrificing your smile’s progress.
At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.