Road Trip Snack Do’s and Don’ts | Braces Friendly!

Posted on December 14, 2021

Having the right snacks is one of the most essential parts of any road trip and planning ahead becomes even more important when having braces. For most, travel is almost inevitable during the holiday season. With so much to celebrate, remember to think ahead for snacks that are braces-friendly.

As tempting as it is to reach for your favorite chocolate caramel candy bar, this could have some immediate consequences! The wrong snack choice can damage your wire or bracket, extending the treatment time. Here are a few ideas to get you started when planning for your next family road trip.

Braces Friendly Road Trip Snacks | Do’s!

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Pretzels- extra thin!
  • Apple sauce
  • Goldfish crackers
  • String cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Yogurt
  • Fruits
    • Grapes
    • Bananas
    • Mandarin slices
    • Berries

Snacks to Avoid | Don’ts!

  • Popcorn (Puffcorn is a better alternative-no kernels!)
  • Beef Jerky
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Trail mix
  • Fruit snacks
  • Hard raw vegetables, such as carrots & celery

When it comes to protecting your braces, remember to avoid road trip snacks that are hard, sticky, or chewy. At Cardinal Orthodontics, we want you to have a fun holiday season without having to make extra trips to see the orthodontist! If you have any questions regarding an orthodontic emergency, give our office a call at 314-962-6242 or visit our blog to learn all about orthodontic emergencies!

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