JK Orthodontics has supported the Columbus Metro Area for decades, so here are our tips to celebrate locally after getting your braces off!
It’s always really exciting when you or your child’s big day comes and it’s time for braces or Line-M-Up™ treatment to end, because you’ll walk away from our office with a fantastic smile that’ll last a lifetime.
All of us at JK Orthodontics love showcasing our patients’ big days on social media and via our before/after gallery, but we also understand how this is a major occasion that patients should celebrate with their friends and family.
So if you’re not sure how you want to celebrate getting your braces off in the Columbus area, here are some fun ideas to keep in mind!
Enjoying Food You Couldn’t Eat With Braces
There are plenty of foods that aren’t friendly with braces, which typically include any sticky, chewy or hard food products. Some common examples include hard candy, gum, popcorn, toffee, nuts, licorice, caramel and a lot more.
So when your braces treatment is finally over, you can moderately indulge a little bit in the food you’ve missed out on throughout your treatment process. Here are some good spots to get a tasty treat in the Columbus area:
- Buckeye Candy Company: This candy store is located close to our Gahanna office, so it’s a very convenient spot to check out and get a tasty treat after your final treatment appointment.
- It’s Sugar: This is another great candy store located near our Gahanna office, just up the highway 270 in Easton. It’s another top-rated candy store in the Columbus Metro Area, and it’s a solid spot to celebrate your new smile with chocolate and assorted candies.
Go Out for a Celebratory Dinner
Speaking of tasty treats, it’s also a fun idea to go out for a special dinner celebration on your first night post-braces. This is also a good celebration idea for Line-M-Up™ patients who no longer need to worry about taking their aligners out before each meal!
Some of our recommended family-friendly restaurants around Columbus include the following:
- The Rusty Bucket
- Cap City Fine Dining
- BD’s Mongolian Grill
- Roots Natural Kitchen
- Budd Dairy Food Hall
- Local Cantina
Whitening Your Teeth
It’s also a good idea to round out your brand new smile after finalizing your braces or Line-M-Up™ treatment with a teeth-whitening treatment.
There are plenty of over-the-counter whitening products that can get your new smile a few shades brighter within a matter of days, and we also recommend getting professional whitening done by your local dentist.
Whether you’re hiring a professional photographer or just having a friend or family member take pictures for you, photoshoots are a must during those first few days after your orthodontic treatment has finalized.
Capturing your brand-new smile is always a lot of fun, so go ahead and make those first pictures a special occasion that you’ll remember forever!
Have a Braces-Off Party
A lot of our patients also plan braces-off parties for the day they finalize their treatment with Dr. Karpac, and this is a really fun idea for when you want to celebrate the end of your braces era with friends and family.
This is also a good plan for when you want to eat some food options that weren’t available during your braces treatment.
Go Out for an Adventure
Columbus is a great city for daycations and outdoor adventures oriented towards all types of nature lovers. So it’s also a good idea to visit some of the city’s most beautiful areas as a part of your braces treatment celebration.
Although there are plenty of fun activities to keep in mind for this type of occasion, here are some of our favorites:
- Hayden Falls Park
- Sharon Woods Metro Park
- Olentangy Bike Path
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- ZipZone Outdoor Adventures
- Scioto Greenway Trail
Reach Out To JK Orthodontics To Begin Preparing For a Smile You’ll Love Celebrating!
JK Orthodontics has been one of the leading orthodontic treatment providers in the Columbus Metro Area for decades, and our entire team is excited to get to know you and eventually be a part of your big, celebratory moment as your treatment comes to an end.
Reach out to us online or give us a call at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to get in touch with us and schedule your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Karpac today!