The Braces Blog

The official blog of Northern Colorado Orthodontics

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    Spring Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, April 27, 2015

    Spring is in full swing and this light and delicious chicken salad is one of my favorites!  Ingredients 1/2 lb shredded chicken breast 3/4 c mayo 1 diced apple 1 c sliced red grapes 1/2 diced red onion 1/2 c finely chopped cashews 3-4 sprigs fresh dill   Directions Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until… Read more »

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    March Madness Bracket-ology 2015

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    March Madness is pretty much always our favorite time of the year!  This was our 4th year hosting a bracket-ology (get it?) contest for both patients and surrounding dental offices.  Here is a recap of the contests and winners! Patient Contest We kept it simple for the patient contest - just guess which team will win the NCAA Men's Basketball… Read more »

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    Windsor Easter Egg Hunt 2015 (Water Valley & Highland Meadows)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, April 07, 2015

    This weekend we had the awesome opportunity to sponsor TWO Easter Egg Hunts!  Neighbhorhood residents and readers of "The Valley Life" and "Life in Ptarmigan Hills & Meadows" came out to experience a beautiful day for a hunt! We stuffed our eggs (over 600!) with some braces-friendly treats and tickets to redeem at our table for a prize:  bubbles, coloring… Read more »

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    Our New T-Shirts Are Super Awesome!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, February 19, 2015

    We have already started giving these out, but I wanted to formally introduce our awesome new shirts!  I had been wanting to create a custom design and a local artist came up with these new styles that are better than anything I could have imagined!  You get a shirt when you get your braces on, but you can also buy… Read more »

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    10 Best & Worst Valentine’s Treats With Braces

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, February 09, 2015

    Valentine's week is here!  We want everyone to celebrate love - especially loving your braces.  Valentine's Day can be tough on those with braces, so I took a special trip to Target (twist my arm) to find out which treats to love and which to dump.   Top 10 Ranking of Valentine's Treats With Braces  #1 Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts… Read more »

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    Easy Veggie Frittata (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, February 06, 2015

    Frittata is quiche's low-carb cousin - and is also one of my favorite dishes for any meal!  Feel free to change up any of the veggies or even add meat of your choice. This recipe is super easy and crazy delicous any way you cook it.  And of course, safe for braces! Ingredients 6 whole eggs + 6 egg whites… Read more »

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    My Favorite Broccoli Cheese Soup

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    It's December!  And it's cold.  And when it's cold, who doesn't like soup? Especially Broccoli Cheese Soup!  This is one of my favorite soup recipes (both delicious and easy on your braces).  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 1 chopped onion 1/2 c butter 1/4 c flour 2 c half and half 2 c chicken broth 4 c fresh broccoli 1… Read more »

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    Windsor Pelican Lakes Turkey Trot 2014

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving! We were a proud sponsor of the Pelican Lakes Turkey Trot this year!  Check out the cool shirts (and coolest sponsor)!   I braved the COLD but it was so much fun and a beautiful course!   The race took place at the beautiful Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club in Water Valley -  benefitting Athletes In Tandem.… Read more »

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    What Does Your Orthodontist Give to Halloween Trick-Or-Treaters?

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, October 31, 2014

    We can't speak for all orthodontists, but we can tell you what Dr. Jill is planning to pass out to all the cute costumed kiddos that come to her house this year (here's a hint: it's not candy)!   While some candy is better for those with braces - soft and melty chocolates are okay - most of the candy… Read more »

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    Easy White Chicken Chili (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Fall and winter always call for something warm and delicious, and this easy recipe is just that!  Put everything in a slow-cooker/crock-pot, let it simmer, and come home to dinner!  This meal is tasty, easy to make, and easy on the braces! Ingredients 1 lb chicken breast (cut into about 1/2-inch pieces) 1 onion (diced) 1 clove garlic (chopped) 2… Read more »

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