Braces-Friendly Easter Basket

Braces-Friendly Easter Basket

Easter is almost here! The stores are stocking up with Easter basket candy and we want to make sure you and your child are set up for success. We are here to help you protect the investment in your child’s oral health as well as enjoy all the fun traditions!

Braces-Friendly Easter Basket Options

Chocolate

Plain chocolate, without sticky fillings or hard nuts, is a compatible choice when it comes to braces. So, that yummy chocolate easter bunny? YUP! Chow down. Other chocolate options that would be suitable include Ghirardelli chocolate bars, Reese’s cups, M&M’s, or Andes Mint Chocolates.

Remind your child of the importance of brushing their teeth afterward. We want them to keep their orthodontic progress on track!

Fruit

Fruit may not be your traditional Easter egg filling, but it’s a great option when it comes to braces! You could add softer fruits like oranges, berries, or bananas to their basket. On the plus side, the fruit will be a beautiful addition to their Easter basket!

Bakery Treats

Yes, we mean cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and brownies! Bakery treats are delicious. Additionally, baking can be a tradition you start together this Easter holiday. Remember, as with chocolate, to avoid using any nuts or sticky caramel in your baked goods. These can be damaging to your child’s brackets. As an added bonus, baking from home means you can reduce the sugar or bake a completely sugar-free option as well!

Easter Basket Items to Avoid with Braces

Jelly Beans and Peeps

Ah, we know! Jelly beans and marshmallow bunnies are classic easter basket items. Unfortunately, these sticky candies can cause harm. The stickiness can pull your brackets off your teeth and will require a lot of extra cleaning. Both of these are very high in sugar which increases plaque buildup and can be poor for your oral health.

Cadbury Creme Eggs

While these consist of chocolate, any coated candy will not be a good option this Easter. We know they taste delicious, but they are not braces-friendly! The crunch of the outer shell can bend your wire or break brackets.

Gum

Last, but not least, we recommend not adding gum to your child’s easter basket. Gum can also alter your child’s orthodontic braces. It is best to skip on these options until your child has graduated from orthodontic treatment.

Alternative Options

Any non-food or candy items would be a great alternative for your child’s Easter basket! For your teenager: a gift card, movie tickets, art supplies, or electronic chargers. For your younger child: water guns, chalk, kites, or bubbles.

Easter can be exciting and enjoyable even without food or candy. You could spend Easter doing a memorable activity together as a family. Some of our favorites are dying Easter eggs, picnics, and outdoor nature walks.

KCC Orthodontics hopes that your Easter is a beautiful time spent together as a family. We are praying it is also a memorable one.

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Hey there! 👋 Meet our Treatment Coordinators, Amy, Nessa, and Ashley!

As a Treatment Coordinator, or TC, these ladies role is to meet with each one of our new patients!

You can expect them to listen to your needs and desires and then relay them to Dr. Gutierrez.

They’ll gather notes from Dr. G as he determines the correct treatment plan. 📝 Then explain all the ortho terms to you in a way you can better understand!

Our Treatment Coordinators will put together estimated fees based on your unique treatment plan and go over them with you.

Before ending your appointment, you’ll have time to ask questions or express any additional concerns.

At that time you can go ahead and schedule 🗓 if you’re ready to do so!

All of our consultations are complimentary (free of charge!). We can’t wait to meet you!

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To schedule a consultation, fill out the request form on our website, kccortho.com (🔗link in bio!)

Feel free to also contact us via phone!
📞 281-392-0888.
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Did you know we have a mother-daughter duo on our team?! 👩‍👧That’s right! Nessa is Jessica’s mom and they love getting to work together! 😁

From Dr. G and the entire team at KCC Orthodontics, Happy Mother’s Day, mommas! 🌸

We hope you get to hug your children and/or do something in memory of them today! You’re a rockstar, momma! 🥰 We’re celebrating YOU today!! 🤩
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Not to make things guacward, but we caught our team chowing down! 🥑😋

Which one are you?

🥑 TEAM GUAC
❌ team no guac

Have a guacin’🤘Cinco de Mayo KCC fam! 🥑

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😉🥑 (hope you enjoyed the guac puns as much as we do!)
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🌟 Enhancing the patient's experience is always a top priority for us at KCC Orthodontics.

Our clinical area is equipped with televisions in each clinical room. Movies play all day so that you have something to focus on at your appointment. We know coming for orthodontic appointments isn't everyone's favorite thing! 😉

Our hope is that these movies make a positive difference in your experience! Comment with your favorite movie! 🎥
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Have you photobombed our photo station yet?!

Down the hallway, to the big red tongue guy, you'll find a complete setup for all the fun selfies! Before, during, AND after your orthodontic treatment!

🔹 Help yourself
🔹 Grab a KCC team member
🔹 Make it fun!
🔹 &&& tag us in your photos

Can't wait to see them! 🤩
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We're here for you, KCC family.

Have a question about your treatment?
🔹 We'll answer it for you!
Need a friend today?
🔹 We're here for you!
Want to experience deep laughter?
🔹 We got you covered!

Our KCC Orthodontics team is honored to serve you. 💫 Thank you for trusting us! Hope you had a blessed weekend, KCC fam.
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We love spoiling our community!!

From the schools to local businesses, & of course, the dentists who take such good care of our patients! 💙

The girls 'POPPED' in to say hello and drop off goodies. These days are so fun and bring us joy. 😃 Special thank you to the doctors who help make our patient's orthodontic treatment experience extraordinary.

& thank you @whats_poppinkaty for partnering with us to make this possible! 🍿
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DID YOU KNOW!? We accept most insurances 🌟 PPO & DMO plans!

In order to fulfill our mission of providing an extraordinary experience, we accept and file your insurance for you. Annie serves as our in-house Insurance Coordinator.

Helping you get your insurance benefit is a priority for us. Things to note about orthodontic insurance:

🔹 Orthodontics is covered under your DENTAL insurance.
🔹 Orthodontic insurance benefit is covered over the course of treatment.
🔹 Each insurance company and plan pay frequencies differ.

For questions about your insurance, give us a call! (281) 392-0888

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"He is not here; he has risen!" Luke 24:6-7

Happy Easter, KCC family. Have a blessed day with your loved ones as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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We have another birthday in the house!! 🌟🎉

Happy Birthday, ANNIE! She is pictured here with two of her sons and husband, Mark.

Help us celebrate Annie today. 🥳 Drop some blue hearts in the comments & share what you love about Annie! 💙

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Our KCC Orthodontics team is honoring Good Friday today. We are closed and will reopen next week after Easter.

Have a blessed day, KCC fam!

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"because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” Mark 9:31

"He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds, you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

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📣 KCC fam, we need your help!! ❕⬇️

Our team wears colored tshirts 1x a week and we are looking to introduce a new FUN tshirt this year! 😀

👉 This is where YOU come in! We need help deciding on a PRINT for our next team shirt.

Comment below if you think we should do
1. CAMO
2. TIE DYE
3. SPLATTER BLEACHED

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