Wichita is full of awesome spots to visit for family time, solo adventures, and date nights! We know that when you have braces, it can be a little more challenging than usual to pick a place to bring your date. For example, if you’re choosing a restaurant, you’ll want to make sure that the menu includes options you can easily cut up to safely chew. To help our patients brainstorm ideas, we’ve put together this quick guide to some of the most popular braces-friendly date spots in Wichita!

Enjoy a special farm to table meal at Elderslie Farms

There is nothing wrong with a classic dinner date. If you’re looking to switch things up just a little bit, make a reservation for a fresh, local, farm to table style meal at Elderslie Farms! This Wichita gem offers private dinners featuring multiple courses of fresh, high quality, seasonal foods. Be sure to make your reservation early, as this popular spot fills up fast!

Have a ton of options at Food Trucks at the Fountain

If you’re looking for something a little more funky, or you want a wider variety of options, check out Food Trucks at the Fountain! This awesome Wichita event takes place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful WaterWalk Pavillion. The free outdoor yoga class starts in the same place at 10 a.m., so if you and your date want to work up an appetite before you eat, show up early!

Go on an ice cream run!

If your date has a sweet tooth, consider taking them to a special dessert spot! Of course, as orthodontists, we are required to remind you that sugar can do some serious damage to both your teeth and your braces. However, it is perfectly ok to treat yourself every once in a while. If you’re going to have dessert, we recommend choosing ice cream or frozen yogurt. These are soft enough to safely eat with braces, and also contain some health benefits such as calcium and probiotics! Try taking your date to one of our sweet local Wichita ice cream shops, like 8 Below!

Check out some local art

If you’re self conscious about eating in front of your date with your braces, try suggesting a date night idea that doesn’t revolve around food! Wichita offers plenty of cool art events, performances, and museums that your date is sure to love. Try visiting the Ulrich Museum of Art or the Wichita Center for the Arts!

Think outside the box!

If you really want to switch things up or make sure your date has a special and unforgettable experience with you, get creative with your date ideas! There are lots of unique activities and experiences available to us here in Wichita. Try taking your date to an awesome arcade, or put your heads together to break out of an escape room!

We hope this lists helps get you started while you’re planning the perfect date night. Remember to smile!

If you’re ready to start your journey toward your best smile ever, call our office to schedule your orthodontic consultation today!