Going To The Movies This Summer By Chico, CA’s Favorite Orthodontist

Popcorn  In Front Of A Star BoxA night at the movie theater goes with popcorn like peanut butter and jelly or, well, Mike and Ike, but when you’re in the midst of perfecting your smile using braces, snack time in front of the big screen has to get a little creative. Ditch the traditional concession stand eats and treat yourself to these braces-friendly ideas that are fully Chico, CA orthodontist approved.

Eating Movie Snacks with Braces

Eat a big bucket of buttery popcorn and you’re just begging for an extra trip to your doctor’s Chico, CA orthodontics office for some help unsticking those crunchy little kernels. Luckily, there are plenty of other snack options that are braces-friendly as well as tasty.

  • Soft Pretzels: Soft pretzels are hot, salty, and buttery – all the things you want out of a bucket of popcorn without the scratchy hulls. Bonus points if you get some cheese for dipping!
  • Hot Dogs: You can’t go wrong with a soft bun and juicy hot dog, and most if not all of the toppings are safe bets, too.
  • Pizza: Pizza is generally a good option, but beware of overly chewy or crunchy crusts that might tweak your brackets or irritate tender gums.
  • Chocolate Candy: Remember the old tagline “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands”? Sticky treats like Skittles, caramel, Sour Patch Kids, gummy worms, and licorice aren’t a good idea, but chocolate candies including M&Ms, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kats, Mounds bars, Sno-Caps, and Reese’s Pieces definitely are.
  • Ice Cream and Other Frozen Goodies: Many movie theaters now carry a variety of frozen desserts, and some luxury outlets even have milkshake, slushy, and smoothie machines. Everything from ice cream sandwiches to bonbons to sundaes is fine, but think twice about blended treats with hard candies mixed in.

Orthodontic Contraband

Many movie theaters frown on outside food and your favorite Chico orthodontist would never condone breaking the rules, but if there simply isn’t anything suitable at concession stand you can always consider sneaking in the following:

  • Soft fruit like bananas, berries, grapes, or orange segments
  • String cheese
  • Cut up cucumbers and bell peppers with a dollop of hummus
  • Lunch meat rollups
  • Thin pretzel crisps or baked chips with guacamole and salsa

Are you ready for your close-up? Call 530.891.3601 today to schedule a consultation with the top-rated orthodontist in Chico, CA, and the expert team at Iverson Orthodontics will help you discover how traditional orthodontic treatment or Invisalign® can help you achieve the Oscar-winning smile you’ve always wanted.

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“Dr. Iverson is awesome. All the staff are awesome. I am grateful to have found them and I get so many compliments on my teeth now! Laid back honest people! They know your name. They make you feel safe. Make sure you consider them. ”Nadia S.
"This place is AMAZING! Really only one word to describe Dr. Iverson! I had something happen over the weekend and instead of waiting for Monday, he came in and fixed it!"Jesse K.
"A place of excellent orthodontic care. Very knowledgeable, friendly and caring staff. Easy to schedule an appointment."Roman C.
"I was in and out in 30 mins for a retainer. Eden is very friendly and knowledgeable about the whole process. I felt as though I was part of the team. Thank you guys for your help!"Eli M.
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