Halloween can be a SCARY night for your braces! Please remember your wires before you start digging into those Trick or Treat bags. Take a few minutes to refresh your mind as to what you can and can’t eat when in orthodontic treatment. Here are a few treats that should “not scare” your braces so enjoy: Plain M&Ms, Soft Cookies, Marshmallows, 3 Musketeers Bars, Peppermint Patties, Reese’s and anything else with a soft texture that is not hard or sticky.
Avoid the treats that can play tricks on your braces like these: Caramel, Taffy, Popcorn, Hard Nuts (anything with nuts), Hard Pretzels, Skittle-Type Candies and anything else that is hard, sticky or chewy. When in doubt, ask Mom to help you sort your candy into good vs. evil!
And whatever you do, PLEASE brush and floss after you devour those goodies!