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Happy Holidays!

Most parents would agree that cooking for kids can be difficult, but when children have braces, the task can seem especially daunting.  From sore teeth to picky eating habits, finding something that suits everyone in the family can be a real challenge especially during the holiday season.

There are a bunch of great foods that you can eat whether you have new brackets, elastics, headgear or more. We ask that you avoid hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy foods to make  the treatment process run smoothly.  When our patients take care of their teeth, they end up with better results.

One key to brace-friendly cooking is making comparable and soft substitutes.  Instead of serving meats on the bone, our office suggests cooking ground meat.  It is also helpful to prepare cooked veggies instead of raw and substituting hard tacos for softer burritos.  You can also substitute hard crusted pizza with softer lasagna.

Here are some fun & creative brace friendly holiday recipes from our office:

Quick Cake-Mix Cookies ( These are much softer on teeth and braces than traditional cookies)

  • 1 box of cake mix in any flavor that makes two 9″ rounds
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, using an electric mixer until well blended and creamy (about 1 minute). Using a tablespoon, drop onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake 9 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool and decorate with sprinkles, powdered sugar, etc.  Store in a covered container- makes about 4 dozen.

Chicken Noodle Soup (this is an excellent comfort food for sore teeth)

  • 1 can of chicken broth (46oz)
  • 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook chicken in chicken broth for about 20 minutes.  Add noodles, carrots, onion, celery, dill weed, pepper and salt.  Heat to boil.  Reduce heat, simmer about 20 minutes or until noodles are fully cooked.

Gingerbread Cake (a holiday favorite)

  • 1/2 cup butter or one stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9- inch square pan.  Cream the butter together with sugar until light and fluffy.  whisk in the molasses and sour cream.  Add eggs, continuing to beat until well-blended.  In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger.  Add to the wet ingredients and beat until smooth.  Pour into the greased pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.

We hope you enjoy your holiday season!

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Angle Orthodontics sponsored teams for Audubon Recreation Association

Audubon Recreation Association teammates

Go Team Angle!

Here is a picture of two happy girls on the softball team sponsored by Angle Orthodontics.

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Team Sponsor for Audubon Recreation Association

Go team Angle Orthodontics!!!

Angle Orthodontics loves to support our local little leagues and local sport associations. Here are some recent pictures from our teams on the Audubon Recreation Association which is located very close to our office. This picture is of a few of our T-Ball players that are waiting to bat. It is great to see them having so much fun. What a fantastic organization to be a part of. Go Angle Orthodontic teams!!!

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Contest to win tickets to Taylor Swift!!

We are having a refer a friend contest at Angle Orthodontics. Everytime you refer a friend until the end of July, you will be entered into the contest. The winner will receive 2 tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert on August 6th!! Start referring today!

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May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!

OrthodontistMay is National Teen Self-Esteem Month. This is a time for parents to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve self confidence and security among teenagers. At Angle Orthodontics, we understand that image means so much to people, especially teenagers! At an age when image is so important, the thought of having braces may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today’s teens.
One of the great ways to improve your confidence is to improve your smile. And that begins with a free consultation to Angle Orthodontics. After all, what better time to avoid having crooked teeth in your adulthood than coming in for a free consultation with Dr. Angle?

Teens have many more options today for orthodontic treatment. The most recent being invisalign teen. Other options include white ceramic braces, braces that go behind the teeth, or having fun with all the new colors with braces.

Call today for your free consultation at 610-650-7775!

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Summer is coming to an end

As we start to prepare for the start of school, don’t forget to get your orthodontic appointment in too! If you are considering getting braces placed, August is a great time to begin treatment so that you have time to get used to them before school starts. Also, you will go to school with a new look!

 Just a reminder that our Saturday hours will resume in September for all those busy kids with packed schedules. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to fit in your orthodontic appointment.

Good luck with the start of school! We hope you had a fantastic summer!

From the staff at Angle Orthodontics

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Dr. Anne Angle will head to Washington, DC to attend the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Conference

In the beginning of May, Dr. Anne Angle is heading to Washington, DC to attend the 110th annual conference of the American Association of Orthodontists which is titled “Passion for Excellence.”  The 2010 Annual Session will give Dr. Angle the opportunity to continue her passion for excellence. There she will learn from outstanding presenters on scientific, clinical, and business topics and also from other orthodontic team members from all over the nation and world. She loves to attend this conference to keep her up on the latest techniques used in orthodontics today and also to catch up with her orthodontic collegues to share information and orthodontic ideas. Besides all the excellent lectures she will attend, there is also a huge exhibit hall where it hosts the largest assemblage of orthodontic products under one roof. Dr. Angle is always searching for better products to use in her office to offer the highest quality of service to her patients. This meeting is a time that really energizes Dr. Angle and keeps her motivated to provide the best quality orthodontic service she can to her patients.

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