The holidays are approaching fast! During this time of the year, many people tend to spend time with their families, mainly eating excellent food. The dinner and dessert options are endless for you, and it can be tough to say no to all these delicious treats! For people with braces, their food options are cut short so that they do not break their brackets or wires or get gooey food trapped in their gums. For those who have Invisalign, you can pretty much eat whatever you want. 

If you have Invisalign and you are going to eat all kinds of treats, it is essential to bring along a kit that contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. This way, you can adequately clean your teeth before putting your aligners back on. If you do not have a kit but still want to eat as much as you can, please refer to our list of holiday treats that are Invisalign friendly. 

What foods are not Invisalign Friendly? 

With Invisalign, you are technically allowed to eat any food that you want. This is because unlike braces, your aligners are removable. However, your teeth still have attachments on them so that the aligners can hook into place and remain put on your teeth. Certain foods can break, crack, or chip those attachments, and you will have to see your orthodontist in Wichita to get them fixed. This holiday season, it is vital to stay away from treats like peanut brittle and hard gingerbread cookies. If you are unable to clean your teeth properly after you eat, then you should only eat foods that are easily removable from your gums. Swishing out thick, gooey, or chewy treats may be nearly impossible, and it would not be smart to put your aligners back in if your teeth are not clean.

Braums 

201 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203

Braums is a fantastic burger and ice cream joint where the holiday spirit has truly come alive! This season they offer some fantastic treats that are perfect as Invisalign friendly options. They are offering six different ice cream options that include; hot chocolate, pumpkin, peppermint, peppermint chocolate chip, eggnog, and gingerbread. They also are offering their eggnog, which is the perfect treat to spice up the holiday! Lastly, they brought back their classic holiday lattes, which are their pumpkin and eggnog lattes. They do offer a cinnamon crumb cake sundae and a peppermint brownie sundae, but these items contain a lot of hard and chewy or gooey ingredients that can get stuck between your teeth and gums. 

Milkfloat 

535 W Douglas Ave #140, Wichita, KS 67213

If you are a lover of pies, then we have the perfect treats for you in Wichita! Milkfloat is a wonderful bakery that offers the best pies in town. In order to help you prepare for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, they offer a wide range of pies! The list of their pies is as follows; pumpkin pie, pumpkin mascarpone, chocolate pecan, apple pie, old-fashioned pecan, cherry pie, Samoa pie, chocolate pretzel caramel, cookie butter pie, and vegan berry cheesecake. If you are having a hard time choosing between them, Milkfloat offers a pie sampler where you get a quarter of pumpkin pie, cherry pie, old-fashioned pecan, and Samoa pie. 

Churn & Burn

548 S Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218

Churn & Burn offers handcrafted ice cream and coffees! Their list items include everything from coffee, ice cream, espressos, to coffee ice cream mixed treats. Some of their more festive items are their coffee and ice cream mix creations in the flavors Mexican chocolate, Snickers surprise, pumpkin spice, peppermint, and smores. Their ice cream creations are incredible, but there are a lot of them that come with nuts, caramel, fudge, and other chewy ingredients. 

We hope you enjoyed our list of Invisalign friendly holiday treats in Wichita! Remember to remove your aligners before eating and to always clean your teeth after you eat. If you have any other questions regarding what foods you can or cannot eat, feel free to give a call. If you would like to make an appointment, you can visit our Smiles Orthodontics website.