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Braces-Friendly Food Recipes & Bonus Bucks

Receive Bonus Bucks from Cartwright Orthodontics

It's important for patients to take an active role in the care of their teeth and braces. In order to encourage patients to follow instructions and display good hygiene, Dr. Cartwright offers “Bonus Bucks” at each appointment.  Earn 25 bonus bucks and trade them for gift cards to Wal Mart or McDonald’s. Earn 50 bonus bucks and receive an iTunes or Wal Mart gift card or trade them for toys on the toy wall.

How You Can Earn Bonus Bucks:

  1. Refer a friend – if they start treatment you earn 25 bonus bucks.
  2. Breakage – Nothing loose or broken at your regular appointment.
  3. Understand Instructions – Wearing your appliance or rubber bands as instructed.
  4. Clean Teeth – Excellent brushing and flossing.
  5. Keeping your Appointments – Keep your appointments and arrive on time.
  6. Shirt – Wear your Cartwright Orthodontics t-shirt to the office.

Braces-Friendly Recipes

Fabulous Fruit Smoothy


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of frozen fruit
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)

Cut the banana into 2 inch pieces, add remaining ingredients to a blender, mix until smooth and enjoy!

Twisty Soft Pretzels


  • ¾ cup warm water
  • ½ envelope yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Pinch of salt or cinnamon-sugar

Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, stir together warm water, yeast and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, mix salt and flour with a large spoon. After 5 minutes, stir yeast mix into flour mix. With well-floured hands, shape dough into 6-inch rods, initials, animals or traditional twisted pretzel shapes. Brush them with the beaten egg and place on a greased cookie sheet. If desired, sprinkle them with extra salt or cinnamon-sugar. Bake for 12 minutes at 425°.

(From “The Braces Cookbook 2: Comfort Food with a Gourmet Touch” by Pamela Waterman and Amee Hoge)

Bethel Park Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
4880 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 833-6188

McMurray Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 942-5130

Complimentary Exam

Dr. Cartwright offers a complimentary consultation for children under 18 that consists of a panoramic x-ray, photographs, a thorough orthodontic examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.

4880 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD Bethel Park, PA Orthodontist. (412) 833-6188
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160, McMurray, PA 15317 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD McMurray, PA Orthodontist (724) 942-5130