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Braces-Friendly Recipe For Valentine’s Day
Posted on 02/14/2017

Braces-Friendly Recipe For Valentine’s Day

Dr. Lunsford at Lunsford Orthodontics knows that celebrating holidays is a lot of fun for patients and with it being Valentine's Day today, some of our patients will be celebrating. With gifts of chocolates and candy being passed out for this day, those wearing braces have to be careful in which treats they indulge. Sticky and hard foods can damage brackets and wires!

If you are wearing braces and looking to enjoy Valentine’s Day treats, avoid sticky caramels and toffees as well as hard candies. Cake, plain chocolate, ice cream, and gelatin are safe for braces because they are soft.

As your Boynton Beach area orthodontist, we want you to both enjoy this month’s holiday as well as have a smooth course of treatment, so we have chosen a recipe that is safe for all our patients to enjoy for Valentine’s Day!

Strawberry Nutella Milkshake by Two Peas & Their Pod

Makes 1 large shake



1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup strawberries

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup Nutella

Whipped cream, sprinkles, etc. for serving (optional)


  1. Add the milk, strawberries, ice cream, and Nutella to a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Add a spoonful of Nutella to the bottom of a large glass and pour the milkshake into the glass.

  3. Top with your chosen garnishes and enjoy!

Contact Your Orthodontist Near Wellington, FL

If you have any additional questions about the foods to avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment, please feel free to contact our West Palm Beach office and one of our expert team members will be glad to assist you. If you’re looking to begin orthodontic treatment with the best orthodontist in West Palm Beach, whether through braces or Invisalign, request an appointment online to schedule your first visit with us!

Happy Valentine's Day!