Are you feeling nervous about navigating the holidays with new braces? Braces can feel challenging sometimes, but celebrating the holidays with braces can also be fun! We have lots of fun ideas to get festive with your braces!

Holiday Foods and Braces

Celebrating the holidays with new braces can seem daunting at first, but knowing which foods are braces-safe before the holidays roll around can help make things easier. That way, you can make sure you have plenty of braces-safe snacks, and holiday treats on hand at holiday gatherings.

In general, it’s best to avoid foods that are sticky, chewy, crunchy, hard, or that need to be bitten directly into (like candy apples) because they are more likely to pull a wire loose or break a bracket on your braces.

But that still leaves lots of yummy braces-safe treats to enjoy like mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cooked veggies, cream pies, fruit pies, pudding, custards, and many more tasty traditional holiday foods!

Holiday Colors for Your Braces

Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays? Don’t forget to decorate your braces, too! One of the most fun things about celebrating the holidays with braces is getting to choose colors for your braces’ bands to match the festive colors of the holiday season!

You could choose traditional red and green, frosty shades of blue, or a whole rainbow of colors to match the joy of the holidays!

Holiday Care for Your Braces

When you’re celebrating the holidays, it can be easy to forget to take a break from the fun to care for your braces, but braces care is important — especially during the holidays when there are so many delicious holiday treats available everywhere!

Braces care is simple: just make sure to brush well after each meal and don’t skip your regular visits to your orthodontist! Keeping up your normal braces care routine will help to keep your braces treatment on track for the big day when you get your braces off!

Call our Roswell, Artesia or Ruidoso dental offices, to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.