Going to The Movies With Braces
Going to the movies with braces can be difficult, especially when everyone is buying popcorn and sticky candies at the snack bar. It can seem as though every snack option is on the “do not eat with braces” list, and worrying about damaging a bracket or wire can put a damper on your evening.
Alternatives to typical movie theater snacks can be difficult to think of on one’s own, so here is a list of foods that are braces-friendly:
Ice cream: Frozen treats, such as sundaes, milkshakes, or even smoothies, are a great alternative that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also keep your braces safe. Just make sure you avoid any ice cream that contains hard candy or nuts.
Soft baked cookies: Many theatres will offer soft baked cookies, baked fresh at the concession stand!
Hot dogs and pizza: Both of these options are soft and easy to eat. Load on the toppings too because most are going to be braces-friendly.
Slushies: This is another frozen treat that’s safe for braces, plus it’s dairy free!
Soft chocolates: Soft chocolates are great, but be careful to avoid any with sticky caramels or nuts that could get stuck under your wires. Hershey’s bars, regular M&M’s, Kit Kat bars and Reese’s are a safe bet.
Snacks from home: Sometimes bringing your own snacks from home can be an easy alternative. Some good options are snacks such as, soft fruit, string cheese, cucumber slices and hummus, or homemade cookies.
Although it’s fun eating candy and junk food at the movies, keep in mind that you’ve only got braces for a short amount of time. You’ve got the rest of your life to indulge in crunchy, sticky treats. For more ideas about braces-friendly snack options, contact our office today at 770-304-0333
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