Halloween is a time for scary stories, creepy costumes and of course, candy! For most kids, the sweet treats are the best part of the spooky season. If your child has braces, they might be worried that they’ll have to miss out on some of the festivities. Reassure them that kids undergoing orthodontic treatment can still participate in all the fun!
Caring For Braces This Halloween
The good news is that many Halloween favorites are completely safe to consume with braces! Snacks such as KitKats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses and potato chips are safe to consume. Those with braces need to stay away from candy that is very hard, chewy and/or sticky. If these treats aren’t avoided, broken brackets and/or wires could result, which can prolong orthodontic treatment . Oral B has provided some helpful tips for what you can with braces on their website. If you have Invisalign, you can still enjoy your favorite treats, just remember to remove your aligners, keep them in a safe place, and thoroughly clean your mouth before putting the aligners back in.
It’s important to remember that those with braces can be more prone to certain oral problems such as tooth decay and cavities. A sugary snack is the last thing you would want to get stuck in an orthodontic appliance! When indulging in a sweet treat, it’s especially important to follow the proper oral hygiene routine soon after.
Costume Ideas For Braces
Those with braces can rock any costume they want on Halloween! If you want to put the braces to good use, you can play them up with a clever costume! Our team has put together a list of Halloween costumes with braces for boys and girls of all ages.
- Mike Wazowski from Monsters University
- Sid from Toy Story
- Kip from Napoleon Dynamite
- Darla from Finding Nemo
- Katy Perry from the “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” music video
- Tootie from Fairly OddParents
Fix Spooky Smiles At Our Cumming or Suwanee Orthodontic Office!
Your smile shouldn’t look scary after October 31st! We can help and encourage parents with any questions to call our Suwanee Orthodontic Office at (770) 599-5853 or our Cumming Orthodontic Office at (770) 599-5853. We would be happy to speak with you about our orthodontic services such as braces, Invisalign and more! If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, please fill out our appointment request form to book your free consultation today!