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What You Can Eat with Braces During St. Patrick’s Day

Today, we’re talking about braces and getting ready to celebrate his festive holiday while wearing them. Many people worry that they will have to forgo all their favorite St. Patrick’s Day foods because of braces. But that is simply not the case! There are plenty of braces-friendly foods that you can enjoy during the celebration.

We’ll cover some of those foods in today’s blog post and how to customize your braces for this holiday.

So, let’s talk about food! Here are a few of the most popular Irish dishes/drinks you can enjoy with braces:

  • Corned beef and cabbage
  • Potato leek soup
  • Irish soda bread
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Irish soda bread
  • Guinness (just be careful not to spill! Don’t share with anyone underage. And please drink responsibly.)

As you can see, there’s not much that you can’t eat with braces. So go ahead and enjoy your favorite St. Patrick’s Day foods without worry!

Braces and Food

If you’re ever unsure whether a particular food is braces-friendly, here are some general tips for eating with braces:

  • Cut your food into smaller pieces
  • Chew slowly and carefully
  • Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods
  • Don’t bite directly into fruits like apples and pears
  • Stick to softer foods like cooked veggies, mashed potatoes, and soft fruits

Although these are general guidelines, every patient is different. So be sure to listen to your orthodontist’s specific instructions for taking care of your braces.

What NOT to Eat on St. Patrick’s Day

While there are plenty of foods you can eat with braces, there are also a few to avoid. These include:

  • Hard candy
  • Gum
  • Chips
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Sticky or gooey sweets like taffy or gummies

If you’re ever unsure about whether certain foods are braces-friendly, err on the side of caution.

Braces are not indestructible, so avoid anything that may cause damage to them. For example, it’s always best to avoid foods that are hard or too sticky. Likewise, avoid foods like popcorn that can easily get stuck in braces and be difficult to remove.

Make Your Braces Green!

One of the best things about traditional braces is their versatility. You can customize them to match any occasion, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! We have a variety of colors available here at our office, so you can create a festive look for your braces.

If you’re looking to go all out, get braces in the Irish flag colors: green, white, and orange.

Conclusion

We hope you have a safe and joyful St. Patrick’s Day! Practice braces-friendly eating habits, and you’ll be sure to have a fun time while sporting your custom colors. Contact us if you have questions about braces or what foods to avoid during the holiday.

And remember, if you have any questions about braces in Miami, our office is always here to help. Looking for braces in the Broward County area? Don’t worry, our orthodontic office in Weston is close to Pembroke Pines, Davie, Sunrise, Cooper City, and Southwest Ranches.

Are you interested in getting braces in Miami or want to learn more about the process? Then, schedule your complimentary orthodontics appointment with Dr. Yazji Orthodontics today!

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