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Chorak Orthodontics: Avoid these Holiday Treats

Published on December 23, 2019
As an orthodontist in Fairwood and Mercer Island, we are pleased to have the opportunity to provide families with the highest quality orthodontic care using the latest technology. Open communication with parents and patients is a vital element to effective orthodontic care, which is why it is important to educate our patients on avoiding certain holiday foods that can damage braces and cause wires to come loose.

The holidays are here and whether you are cozying up with hot chocolate or baking cookies, you may be wondering if there are any types of treats you should steer clear from, especially if you have braces. The answer is yes! Here are a few holiday treats that are not braces friendly.

  • Candy Canes
  • Fudge
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Anything with nuts or crunchy crusts
  • Caramel - avoid this sticky treat that can easily get caught up in your braces

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