Easter Baskets for Braces Wearers are Easy with These Tips
Easter baskets for braces are easy to create. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get your order to the Easter bunny now to ensure the braces wearers in your household are all set. One thing no one wants to deal with on a beautiful Easter Sunday is jelly beans stuck in their brackets. Take the time now to plan those special Easter treats so that everyone in your household has a very happy Easter.
Just because you have one or more people in your household that wear braces doesn’t mean you have to skip those beautiful symbolic goody baskets. However, you do have to take special care because some of those Easter treats can be especially bad for braces and can cause the wearer significant discomfort if damage occurs. For that reason, we have prepared these special Easter basket tips that you can share with the Easter bunny to ensure all the treats in your house are just what the orthodontist ordered.
What to Avoid in Easter Baskets for Braces Wearers
Certain treats are off-limits when it comes to wearing braces. Definitely avoid sticky or chewy foods like jelly beans, caramel, gummies, taffy, toffee, hard candy, gum, Skittles, Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Sugar Daddies, and Tootsie Rolls. Also, consider whether or not the treat is overly hard or large and needs to be bitten into. For example, avoid large hard bagels and cookies unless they can be cut up into bite-size pieces.
Put Soft Chocolates In Easter Baskets for Braces
Chocolate is a favorite for many people at Easter time and fortunately, chocolate bunnies and eggs are abundant at this time of year. Make chocolate the centerpiece of your baskets but be sure to avoid embedded nuts and hidden caramel which can damage braces. Soft chocolates that melt in the mouth area ideal. Also, use small chocolate pieces like Whoppers, Robins Eggs and M&Ms to supplement your basket and make it more colorful. Other excellent options include Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. If you are looking for a healthier option, try dark chocolate. There are many varieties of dark chocolate bars on the market today which contain riboflavin, antioxidants, and other health benefits for the teeth, gums, and overall health.
Fruit Makes Easter Baskets for Braces More Colorful
Most kids love fruit, so putting some in their Easter baskets is a great treat. Consider fruits that are soft and add to the spring look of your basket. For example, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, tangerines, and seedless grapes are good additions. All of these are soft, healthy, and easy to eat when you have braces. In addition to containing vitamins, strawberries are a natural tooth whitener, too. Fruit, as with any candy or cookie, is sweet. Be sure to brush after snacking!
Go Bold and Have Fun with Peeps
What is more fun in the spring than those colorful little marshmallow hatchlings called Peeps? Yes, marshmallows are sticky but they are very soft and normally are not a problem with braces because they dissolve in water. Peeps will add a lot of color to your basket and they are super sweet so the kids will love them, but again, be sure to brush your teeth after eating them.
Easter Baskets for Braces Benefit from Hard-Boiled Eggs
Let’s not forget all those wonderful eggs you and the kids colored for Easter. They are packed with protein and will help offset the sugar blitz! Of course, since this traditional Easter treat is soft, it isn’t a problem for braces. Plus, decorated hard-boiled eggs look great in any basket.
Cookies, Cupcakes, and Baked Goods in Easter Baskets for Braces
If you love to bake, now is your chance to shine. Put a few iced sugar cookies into your Easter basket and your kids will love it. Not a baker? Then buy some from the bakery. This tasty treat couldn’t be any easier. Decorated brownies are also a good alternative just be sure to avoid nuts, sprinkles, and other hard add-ins that could break a bracket. Easter cupcakes are also beautiful in your baskets and are readily available in bakeries or at your local grocer. If you make them yourself, get creative and go with healthy recipes.
Optional Treats for Your Baskets
Don’t forget about games, books, and puzzles. Coloring books and crayons or markers are a popular gift for kids, teens, and adults. There are many options for creating unique Easter baskets that suit all kinds of preferences. Just remember to keep the fun and surprise in the basket. And, in the tradition of the season, try to hold onto the theme of spring and rebirth by focusing on pastel colors, eggs, baby animals (chicks, bunnies and lambs), and fun. From all of us at SkyOrtho, have a happy and safe Easter.