Halloween Guidelines For Braces!

October 19th, 2021

These candies may damage orthodontic appliances and can really set your orthodontic treatment back. Stay away from candies such as;

  • Caramels
  • Taffy
  • Hard candy
  • Chewy candy
  • Jellybeans
  • Licorice
  • Bubble gum
  • WarHeads
  • Popcorn

Candies you can eat with braces include;

Softer candies that don't require the force of biting down hard, and more of the candies that will melt in your mouth.

  • Chocolate (without caramel or nuts)
  • Peanut butter cups
  • KitKats
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Cookies

Make sure to brush thoroughly around your braces especially after indulging in sugary snacks!
No need to miss out on the trick-or-treating fun but enjoy candy in moderation and snack wisely! If you do find a bracket not attached to the tooth, call your orthodontist as soon as possible to make an appointment to repair the loose bracket so your treatment is not delayed.

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