Happy Thanksgiving!

November 5, 2021


Thanksgiving may not bring presents under the christmas tree or easter egg hunts, but one thing you can be sure of is that Thanksgiving will bring a whole lot of good food—and great leftovers! Here at Utah Orthodontic Care, your local provider of affordable orthodontics, we believe that even those undergoing orthodontic treatment should be able to chow down and enjoy that once-a-year-meal, without hurting their teeth or damaging their braces. We’ve put together a quick guide to how you can take care of your affordable braces this Thanksgiving, so you can relish every bite and give thanks the way we always have—by enjoying great food!

Giving and Taking

Giving thanks this turkey day can take many forms, whether that be visiting your grandmother, baking a pie for the family, donating to a canned food drive, or even showing gratitude to yourself this Thanksgiving! Self care is one of the best ways to say thanks to your body and brain for getting you through thick and thin—and don’t forget all the work your teeth have done for you as well. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with Utah Orthodontic Care or if you have gotten affordable braces with us in the past, here are some foods you can enjoy this thanksgiving as well as some to avoid:

Braces Friendly Foods

Braces Friendly Foods

  • Mashed potatoes and soft-baked vegetables
  • Turkey that isn’t too tough
  • Cranberry sauce and gravy
  • Soft dinner rolls
  • Ice-cream, flan, creme-brulee, and soft desserts

Foods To Watch Out For

  • Crunchy snacks like pretzels and popcorn
  • Hard bread and croutons
  • Raw vegetables
  • Corn on the cob
  • Pie crusts, nut pies, and other chewy desserts

Visit Your Local Affordable Orthodontics Provider

This Thanksgiving at Utah Orthodontic Care we are making it our goal to show our patients how thankful we are for them and for your continued devotion to your orthodontic health. To celebrate we are offering affordable orthodontics to new patients and long-time patients alike, with a suite of orthodontic treatments designed to fit your oral health needs. Stop by one of our conveniently located offices across the state of Utah, to get a checkup or affordable braces. Here are our holiday hours for each of our offices:

Roy – closed November 25-26, December 24-31
Sugarhouse – closed November 25, December 27-31
West Jordan – closed November 25, December 27-31
West Valley – closed November 24-25, December 20-31
Layton – closed November 24-25, December 20-31
North Ogden – closed November 24-25, December 20-31
Orem – closed November 24-25, December 27-January 3
Valley Fair – closed December 29
Lehi – closed December 30

Contact Utah Orthodontic Care today to learn more about how to give thanks to your teeth or to schedule a free consultation. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!