Dessert Foods That You Don’t Have To Feel Guilty About Making
A parent may know which foods they should absolutely avoid serving a child with braces, but it may be harder to come up with braces-friendly ideas. This can be especially true when it comes to sweets. Below, find six delicious desserts that are safe for kids to eat while wearing braces.
Pudding may not be the most exciting dessert around, but it is familiar and delicious. It is also versatile. Use different flavors of pudding layered with whipped cream to create a parfait. Mix in raspberries for a treat with texture.
Most kids are fond of ice cream, and this frosty treat is perfect for those wearing braces. This desert is especially good right after the braces are first put on or following adjustment visits. The cold helps sore, tender gums and aching jaws.
Everyone should get a couple of servings of fruit per day, and getting their kids to eat enough can be a chore for some parents. But as soon as sticky candy bars are off the menu, kids will clamor for fresh fruit smoothies topped with a little whipped cream.
Luckily for kids with braces and their parents, cake is still very much on the top of the dessert menu. Chocolate, vanilla, marble or any flavor are all perfectly safe to eat while wearing braces. Just be sure to have your kids brush thoroughly after indulging.
As long as there are no nuts or sticky bits, muffins and cupcakes are completely safe to eat while wearing braces. Muffins are a great way to introduce new flavors and bread types to your kids with braces.
Gelatin desserts could not be more perfect for kids who wear braces. They’re cool, soft and safe for brackets and wires. Best of all, they’re sweet. You can add soft fruit like grapes or berries to give this desert texture and top it with whipped cream, or get creative with cookie cutters and a sheet pan to make gelatin cut outs.
A child’s options when it comes to satisfying his or her sweet tooth may be slightly limited while they wear braces, but the short-term sacrifice will be well worth it in the end. In the meantime, there are still plenty of great dessert options. Make sure you keep kids away from foods that your dentist or orthodontist warns against. It’s still important to brush thoroughly and floss with braces, and these foods will make that task easier too. Informational credit to Mar Orthodontics.