October isn’t only when we celebrate Halloween, it’s also National Orthodontic Month. While Grandville Dental is an Invisalign® provider, what better time to talk a little bit about which Halloween treats are safe for those with metal braces? Don’t worry, if your child or a neighbor’s child has metal braces, there still are plenty of yummy options from which to choose.
Best Candy for Braces
When looking for braces-safe candy options, consider the texture of the sweets. Anything that’s super sticky, gooey, or hard is probably best to avoid. Instead, look for these top braces-friendly choices.
- 3 Musketeers
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Peppermint Patties
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Milky Way
- Crunch Bar/Krackel Bar
- Pure Chocolate Bars
All of these are easy to bite and chew and don’t contain any ingredients that are hard enough to damage braces.
Worst Candy for Braces
At Grandville Dental, we want all of our patients (with or without braces) to have fun this Halloween and enjoy some treats. However, we also feel it’s important for those with braces to know what candy could potentially damage their brackets or wires so they also know what to avoid.
- Hard Candy
- Jelly Beans
- Nuts or anything containing nuts
Additionally, don’t attempt to eat any of the “safe foods” if they’ve been frozen. Freezing candy negates the soft texture that makes them safe for braces and biting into a rock hard candy bar can certainly cause some trouble.
This Halloween, pass on any candy that may damage braces and pick the pieces that are both delicious AND safe.