The Braces Cookbook

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Addressing how to rework menus and eating habits to pamper tender teeth and avoid breaking brackets, this cookbook offers solutions to these challenges with 50 stay-soft recipes, tips for packing lunches, preparing meals, and eating out, as well as soothing ideas for braces-adjustment days. The book includes web resources and fun tooth trivia, and is ideal for parents and grandparents to give as a gift or for adults to treat themselves. The delicious recipes will appeal to the non-braces-wearers in the family, too.


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. Brenda Waterman is the 15-year-old 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!"  —

"Your book is wonderful and very comprehensive. It has become a resource for our education department, and I am sure would provide value for our teachers and directors in the field."  —Deborah Reid, corporate education and materials specialist, La Petite Academy, Overland Park, Kansas

"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., Rockville, Maryland"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"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,