The Braces Blog

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    Windsor Event Catch Up!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, January 03, 2014

    The past year seemed to fly by and we cannot believe that 2014 is here!  We had a fantastic year filled with great events in Windsor, Colorado!  Here is a look at some of our favorites:   Water Valley Ice Skating Party What a fun day!  The NoCo Ice Center (home of the Junior Eagles hockey team!) was the perfect… Read more »

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    Surviving the Holidays With Braces!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, December 04, 2013

    We ❤ the Holidays! The holiday season has arrived!  And with it comes many tempting treats that can make it challenging if you have braces.   Here are some guidelines to help you enjoy the holidays (and keep your orthodontist happy!)   Foods to Enjoy Turkey Ham Pot roast Stuffing Mashed potatoes Gravy Green bean casserole Cranberry sauce Pumpkin pie (without hard… Read more »

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    Easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos (Low-Fat, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, November 15, 2013

    This is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes!  It is so easy and everyone will love it!  And it's so nice to wake up to a delicious smelling and tasting family meal!  What You'll Need 6 eggs + 6 egg whites whisked together 16 oz frozen hashbrowns 16 oz turkey sausage (cooked/browned) 2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese… Read more »

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    The Evolution of My Smile in School Pictures (Before, During, and After Braces)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    How Orthodontics Changed My Life One of the most common questions I get asked by patients is:  "Have you ever had braces?"  My answer is a very enthusiastic "YES!"  Not only did I have braces, I loved my entire experience with them.   Before I was ready for braces, I knew that I definitely wanted to have braces  - and… Read more »

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    Windsor Harvest Festival 2013

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, October 14, 2013

    We had a blast our second year at Windsor Harvest Festival in Windsor, CO! We absolutely love being in Windsor and the Harvest Festival is one of the many reasons why.  We met so many great families and really enjoyed all of the activities going on over the weekend.  We also spotted some of our own patients - and they… Read more »

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    National Orthodontic Health Month and October Contest

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    October is National Orthodontic Health Month! We have are celebrating with an October Contest for patients!  Next time you are in our office, join our contest by guessing how many cheeseballs are in the pumpkin - the winner will get 10 extra Mioduski Money coins!… Read more »

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    Colorado Peach Caprese Salad (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, August 30, 2013

    What You'll Need 2 large, ripe Colorado peaches  16 oz fresh mozzarella  16 chopped basil leaves 8 chopped mint leaves balsamic vinegar to drizzle olive oil to drizzle pinch of salt pinch of pepper   Instructions Slice peaches and mozzarella about 1/4" thick; arrange on plate in layers.  Sprinkle chopped basil and mint evenly.  Drizzle a small amount of vinegar… Read more »

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    Northern Colorado welcomes the USA Pro Challenge 2013

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, August 29, 2013

    The USA Pro Challenge cycling race rolled through Northern Colorado this past Saturday and we were so excited to catch some of the action. Stage 6 started at The Ranch then made its way through Windsor, Loveland, Estes Park, and finally up Horsetooth to finish in Old Town Fort Collins. What a treat to be able to see these tremendous… Read more »

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    Back-To-School (With Braces!)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Summer is almost over and school is officially back!  Here is a list of supplies to keep at school if you have braces: Travel toothbrush (or a toothbrush in a case) Toothpaste (any kind) Mini brush (to get in between your braces) Floss and floss threaders (helps to get floss under the wire and between the braces) Flossers (great for… Read more »

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    Quinoa and Roasted Veggies (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    What You'll Need 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ears corn (or 2 cups frozen corn) 2 chopped bell peppers (yellow, orange, or red) 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes 1 chopped avocado 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1/4… Read more »

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