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Packing Back to School Braces-Friendly Lunches

Now that fall is here, it’s back to school time once again! Our Orland Park orthodontist, Dr. Sonneveld and his team wishes all our school-aged patients good luck in the 2015-16 school year!

When you had your braces put on, we told you how important it is to avoid eating certain foods that can damage or break your braces like hard, crunchy, sticky and gooey foods. To help you find foods that are delicious and easy to eat during your treatment, we’d like to offer some tips for those of you who carry your lunches to school.

Tips & Tricks For Packing Lunches For Braces In Orland Park

Here are some foods you can pack that won’t damage or break your braces: 

  • Sandwiches made with soft bread and which are cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • Soft meat dishes like meatloaf and meatballs
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Macaroni & cheese and other pasta dishes
  • Crepes & pancakes
  • Soups 
  • Canned fruits including peaches, pears and fruit cocktail ​
  • Soft fruits and veggies ​
  • Individual pudding and yogurt cups 

Another good tip to follow is to stock up on braces-friendly foods so you always have something to pack for your lunch. When you’re doing your meal planning, take some time to browse websites like Pinterest for recipes and simple lunch ideas for people wearing braces. 

Contact Us For Orland Park Invisalign & Braces!

By following these tips, you should not have any problems coming up with ideas on what to pack for your school lunches. If you have any questions about your treatment or what foods you can and can’t eat while wearing braces, please contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you! 

Sonneveld Orthodontics is a leading Orland Park Invisalign provider that offers a wide range of orthodontic services to people living in Orland Park and the surrounding communities. Whether you’re interested in finding an Orland Park or Tinely Park orthodontics provider for your child or want to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment today. Our goal is to help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted, regardless of your age!