The Braces Cookbook

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Presenting 50 comfort food recipes developed by and for braces wearers, this indispensable collection offers real food choices that the whole family will enjoy. This updated edition provides sensitive substitutions for classic favorites and new recipe additions that even kids can make, including five new snack ideas. Sections for packing lunches, comfort care, and cooking tips have been greatly expanded to give patients and their families everything they need to support positive orthodontic experiences. Also included are updated web resources, fun dental and orthodontic trivia, an orthodontic terms glossary, and reminders about foods to avoid.


Pamela Waterman is an engineer and author who has published four books on recipes and children’s activities, dozens of parenting, craft, renovation, and small business articles, and more than 80 technical articles. She is the author of The Braces Cookbook 2. Brenda Waterman is the creator of the Braces Cookbook concept and the developer of many of the book's recipes and tips. They live in Mesa, Arizona.


“A must-have for orthodontic patients and their parents. Tackles everything from breakfast to desserts, all with tender teeth and braces in mind.”  —

“Now there is relief in the form of this user-friendly cookbook. A nice gift for patients and referring orthodontists.”  —Impact: The Newsmagazine for General Dentists

“This is one clever and fun book for the whole family. Each of [the] 52 themed activities is good for a week's worth of fun, and gives the parent or adult a lot of room to change the activities within a given theme. The homeschoolers love it because you give them lesson plans—excellent!”  —

“When it comes to comfort food, there's nothing like the tips and recipes in The Braces Cookbook. Everyone in braces (and their supportive families!) will love this book.”  —Don Dible, coauthor, The Dental Team

“A wonderful resource for nannies, family child-care providers, and anyone who needs a little jump start to get their creative juices flowing. A great addition to the professional child care provider's library.”  —Jenny James, program manager, Nanny Training Institute, a division of LifeWork Strategies, Inc.

“My first thought was, why didn’t anybody think of this before? The recipes are delicious and easy to follow. What a great gift!”  —Tina Nocera, founder,