Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats

Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
Posted on 11/09/2019
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Halloween is right around the corner! At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to enjoy the holidays without letting braces stand in the way of having fun. Our patients are well educated on what they can’t eat with braces, but can they still enjoy Halloween and all the sugary sweets that go along with it? Absolutely! Keep reading for our braces friendly list of Halloween candy.

Braces Friendly Halloween Treats

The following Halloween candy and treats are completely safe to eat with braces:

  • Pixie Stix
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Candy corn
  • Solid Chocolate (white, milk, or dark)
  • Hershey’s Chocolate bars
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Nut-free M&Ms
  • Junior Mints
  • Cotton candy
  • Soft cookies
  • Cakes

Halloween Candy To Avoid

While there are many sweet treats you can enjoy during orthodontic treatment, there are some definite treats that should be avoided. Here’s a list of Halloween candy you can’t eat with braces:

  • Caramels
  • Lollipops
  • Caramel
  • Skittles
  • Jelly beans
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Jawbreakers
  • Lemon Drops
  • Gum
  • Any candy with nuts
  • Other hard candies

Remember, the last thing you want is to damage your braces due to a moment of enjoying a sweet snack.

Contact Easter Virginia Orthodontics!

As with all sugar, you’ll want to keep consumption to a minimum to avoid cavities. During orthodontic treatment, it’s even more important to keep your teeth healthy and clean, as oral appliances can make hygiene more complicated. The last thing you want is to develop cavities during your treatment. If you have any questions regarding what you can eat with braces, or would like tips on other good foods for braces, reach out to us at our contact page, or book an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!