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Our APPLE PIE MILKSHAKE can be enjoyed by those with or without braces:

Core and bake a large apple (either in the oven or the microwave);
Allow to cool (unless you like hot apple pie);
Scrape the apple pulp or flesh into a blender or food processor and add a scoop (about a cup) of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, add 1 cup of milk and dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Process until smooth.

Chicken Casserole

6

cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped
2 cups sour cream
2 cups mushroom soup
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 4 ounce can mushrooms, drained and finely chopped
1 6 ounce box stuffing mix
Place chicken in bottom of buttered casserole. Mix sour cream, soup, worcestershire sauce and mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions; cool. Spread over casserole. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Warm Pasta and Crab Salad
Preparation time: 20 minutes Total cooking time: 10 minutes Serves 6

200g

spaghetti
1/2 package cream cheese
1 cup of milk
2T lemon juice
2T olive oil
2T chopped chives
2T butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tins crab meat
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large sweet red pepper
Cook spaghetti and drain.
Place spaghetti in large serving bowl.
In saucepan, melt butter and oil. Add cream cheese until melted. Add parmesan, lemon juice, chives and ground pepper. Add cup of milk, crab meat and red pepper. Stir until well blended.
Add crab sauce to spaghetti. Toss until blended.

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At the completion of active orthodontic treatment all braces will be removed from your mouth. At this point, the teeth have been moved to create the best possible smile and bite!
Just because the braces are not on your teeth anymore does not mean the teeth will stop moving. Teeth will always shift, causing bite changes and crowding. To prevent this shifting we ask that you wear retainers. There are several types of retainers, ones that can be glued to the back of your teeth, or ones that are removable which you can take in and out of your mouth.

When you first get your braces off you should wear your retainers all the time, except when you eat or brush your teeth. Typically, we ask you do this for the first 6 months out of braces. Dr. Spoonhower will tell you when you can reduce the amount of time that you need to wear your retainers. Usually, after the first 6 months you’ll wear your retainers after dinner and to bed (about 12 hours per day).

When you remove your retainers to brush your teeth, you should brush your retainers also. Use only cool water and a toothbrush (no toothpaste). Always store your retainers dry, never let them soak for more than 15 minutes. Be careful with colored mouthwash and mouthwash containing alcohol. These will alter the color and weaken your retainers.

We will continue to see you for 18 months to make sure your retainers continue to fit well. For all retainer visits it is very important that you bring the retainers into the office for adjustments. Once retention visits are no longer necessary, we still recommend you wear your retainers. You may only need to wear them a fraction of the time you once did, but never stop wearing them altogether.

Remember, teeth will always shift. The only way to prevent shifting is to wear your retainers indefinitely!

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