Orthodontic Treatment Doesn't Mean Giving Up Summer Snacks: Ideas for Delicious Treats

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and summer is in full bloom! If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering if you can still eat some of your favorite summertime snacks. Although you might have to make a few small sacrifices, there are plenty of delicious options that are safe for you to enjoy! If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to review these sweet and healthy treats you can indulge in this summer!


There is nothing better than biting into a big, juicy slice of watermelon! The melt-in-your-mouth summertime favorite  is not only safe to consume during orthodontic treatment, but also has many nutrients! Each bite of watermelon has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C. Try making watermelon slice popsicles this summer by putting a popsicle stick in the rind and freezing!

Homemade Frozen Yogurt 

It just wouldn’t feel like summer without a scoop or two of frozen yogurt! This treat is perfect for those who are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The cold temperature of this snack can help to alleviate any initial discomfort caused by adjustments made to your orthodontic appliance. Sometimes store-bought frozen yogurt can contain ingredients that can get stuck – such as caramel or nuts. It’s best to make your favorite flavor at home for a healthier and safer alternative! Check out this easy recipe from Lacey Baier.

Fruit Slushie

A homemade fruit slushie is a perfect way to cool down from the heat! This treat is refreshing, healthy and safe for everyone in your family to enjoy. All you need to make a homemade fruit slushie is 2 cups of your favorite fresh fruit, 1 cup of ice and ¼ of sparkling water! Blend up all your ingredients and voilà! Your family is going to be asking for one of these delicious drinks all summer long.

Do You Have Questions About Your Orthodontic Treatment? 

When you first get braces or any other orthodontic treatment, determining what’s safe to eat and what’s not can be a bit confusing. We want to help make your orthodontic treatment process as enjoyable as possible and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Suwanee Orthodontic Office at (770) 599-5853 or our Cumming Orthodontic Office at (770) 599-5853. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, please fill out our appointment request form to book your free consultation today!

-Dr. Gorlovsky