• Merry Christmas from Columbia Ortho

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas time can also be difficult for those who have braces. Although you may have been reminded of the many foods that don’t go well with braces, it can be hard to turn all that good stuff down, especially when it can be so prevalent at this time of the year.
    So if you really can’t say no, then have a treat or two, but remember you’re best off if you avoid these kinds of foods, even at Christmas time:
    ·         Hard foods like nuts and candy, which are very common at Christmas.
    ·         Sticky foods like gum and caramel, which is included in many holiday treats.
    ·         Chewy foods like bagels, donuts, licorice or taffy, which can really stick to your braces and make cleaning them and your teeth difficult.
    ·         Crunchy foods like chips and popcorn that can also get stuck in your braces and can be hard to remove.
    At Columbia Orthodontics we know that Christmas can be hard for our patients, but we also know that the better you follow these guidelinesthe better your treatment will go. We want you to enjoy your holidays, but we also want you to get that perfect smile in less time. So keep taking care of those teeth and Merry Christmas from Columbia Ortho.