Can I Eat Candy With Braces during Halloween season?

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Yes, you can still enjoy candy and other sweet treats during Halloween while you’re in braces or aligners! But beware, some candies may damage your braces and set back your orthodontic treatment and even damage your teeth. Children in orthodontic treatment may be more prone to more breakages. So how can you know which candies are a safe option? Remember to avoid anything sticky, hard, or chewy. And if in doubt, opt for another treat or trade with a friend for a braces-safe option to make life with braces a smooth ride. Here are some foods your orthodontist in Canton may recommend you avoid.

Can I Eat Candy With Braces during Halloween season?

Foods to steer clear from:

  • Taffies
  • Licorice
  • Bubble gum
  • Hard Candy
  • Chewy Candy
  • Jellybeans
  • Suckers
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Caramel/Candy Apples
  • Candy Corn

And of course here are some fan favorites your orthodontist in Livonia approves that you can enjoy this season:

  • Chocolate(without caramel or nuts)
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • KitKats
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Marshmallows
  • Soft Cookies
  • Cotton Candy
  • Peppermint patties

Keep in mind that, in excess, candy of any kind can build up around your braces and lead to permanent white marks(decalcification), cavities, or gum disease(gingivitis). So enjoy your treats in moderation. Your orthodontist in Northville may recommend that you avoid sodas and sugary juices. And remember to brush thoroughly around your brackets and wires after indulging in your sweet treats. Make sure to visit our brushing tips with braces tab. And if despite your best efforts, you do have a breakage, call Masri Orthodontics in Livonia.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment that gives you more freedom to enjoy your favorite treats, call Masri Orthodontics to set up a free consultation to see if Invisalign braces works for you.

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