Thanksgiving Foods You Can Enjoy With Braces

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Braces Friendly Foods To Make For Thanksgiving

If you wear braces or have a child that is wearing braces during the holidays, you know that it can be challenging to make sure the right foods are available. No one wants to have to call their Idaho Falls orthodontist the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas to fix a broken bracket.

To combat this, we’ve create a quick list of recipes that you can make to ensure that you’ll have something to eat, no matter where you go for the holidays.

*Remember to avoid crunchy, chewy and sticky foods to bypass any accidents happening to your braces.


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Cranberry Brie Dip – This appetizer not only looks amazing but it will please all the cranberry lovers in your family. Bonus, it takes less than half an hour to make! You can find the full recipe here

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms – If you want to bring something other than cocktail weenies or a dip this year, try these easy to make but decadent stuffed mushrooms

Prosciutto-Wrapped Butternut Squash – This “fancy” looking appetizer requires minimal effort and only an hour to cook. These delicious appetizers are sure to be a hit every year whether or not anyone is wearing braces. 

Main Course (Sides)

Creamy One-Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes – It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this classic mashed potato recipe. As far as your Idaho Falls orthodontist is concerned, mashed potatoes are the perfect braces friendly food around. 

Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole – Yeah, that’s right, this isn’t just your run of the mill sweet potato casserole. Wow your friends and family by making this traditional side with a twist. This recipe does take a little longer than two hours but we just couldn’t leave it off the list!

The Best Dinner Rolls – Who doesn’t love a hot roll with butter to dip eat alongside their turkey dinner? These rolls take less than half an hour to make and use only simple ingredients. 


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll – We’re sure most of your family members will come bearing pumpkin pies, but this year you can bring it up a notch with this to-die-for Idaho Falls braces friendly pumpkin cheesecake roll from

Peanut Butter Dessert Lasagna– We love a no-bake dessert just about as much as the next person. If you love peanut butter this is a must for Thanksgiving.

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake Swirl Bars –  This pretty dessert is sure to take center stage at when it’s time to dish up dessert. Get the recipe here. 


Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving this year from your favorite Idaho Falls orthodontist, Randall Orthodontics

Enjoy these foods recommended by your Idaho Falls orthodontist this Thanksgiving to avoid break a bracket or snapping a wire. 

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