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St. Patrick’s Day means it’s time for traditional Irish dishes, Irish-American favorites, and lots of green food coloring. But if you’re straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment in South Florida, you may be looking for the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes for someone with braces this year.
Quick Facts about St. Patrick’s Day
- Saint Patrick – the foremost patron saint of Ireland, who is thought to have lived during the 5th century AD, and is said to have brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle
- March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on this date
- The Shamrock – also known as the three-leaf clover, symbolizes Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day
- Green – is the color customarily worn on St. Patrick’s Day
- Pinching – anyone who doesn’t wear green on this holiday has become a tradition
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland, the US, and throughout the world. People of Irish heritage, and those who want to share in the celebration, may cook their favorite Irish foods. If you’re wearing traditional silver or ceramic braces, lingual braces, or Insignia advanced smile design braces in South Florida, you won’t want to eat foods that are too crunchy, hard or sticky.
Irish-Inspired Beef Roast, Irish Shepherd’s Pie, and Colcannon are all soft dishes that are popular on St. Paddy’s day, and they are braces-friendly too. Irish recipes that include mashed potatoes and other easy-to-chew foods are perfect for anyone with braces on their teeth. Soda bread and poke cakes cooked for St. Patrick’s Day should also be soft enough to eat without trouble if you have braces. The famous corned beef and cabbage is eaten throughout the US on St. Patrick’s Day. This dish originated among Irish immigrants in America, and became a staple of the holiday. And if you have braces in Miami from Yazji Orthodontics, this boiled meat-and-cabbage dish is part of the St. Patrick’s Day tradition that you can enjoy with braces.
St. Paddy’s Day cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and drinks are also popular on this holiday. Often bright green and sugary, these treats are fun on occasion – but if you’re wearing braces to fix your smile in South Florida, make sure you’re limiting sugary snacks and drinks, and practicing good dental hygiene like brushing and flossing every day, including St. Patrick’s Day.
If you have removable Invisalign braces in Miami this St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll be able to take out your aligners when you eat. You’ll be able to eat whatever you like, including your favorite St. Paddy’s day recipes and treats, and then put your aligners back in.
While you’re gathering St. Patrick’s Day recipes, don’t forget about the recipe for a happy, healthy smile – straight teeth from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. You can get traditional braces, lingual braces, Invisalign braces, or another treatment option that will best fit you. Contact us for a consultation with Dr. Yazji at our Weston, Brickell or Miami office, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Florida with your best smile.