Treat Yourself Right


Choosing Good Halloween Treats to Eat

Many treats can cause havoc for trick or treaters with braces, clear aligners or other orthodontic appliances. These treats can potentially cause damage that may prolong treatment. This is why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)  provides tips for trick-or-treaters who are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Learn about which treats are orthodontic-friendly and which ones should be avoided.

Ortho-Friendly Treats

In general, orthodontic patients should look for foods that are soft and easy to chew.

* Soft, Melt in Your Mouth Chocolates

*Peanut Butter Cups



*Try This Ghastly Ghostly Cookie Recipe.

A few sweets can be okay occasionally, provided that the orthodontic patient remembers to brush and floss after eating. Below are the guidelines for orthodontic patients so that they can enjoy the holiday and still be on pace to achieve their beautiful smiles.National Orthodontic Month


Treats to Avoid



*Licorice, Jellybeans or Taffy

*Hard Pretzels


*Candy Corn


The American Association of Orthodontics recognizes October as being Orthodontic Health Month and a time to raise awareness for these benefits. For people who are currently undergoing orthodontic care, October is a great time to brush up on your skills and to learn more about the treatment that you are undergoing. By learning about some foods that you an avoid during halloween, as well as how to properly clean your teeth, you can be more prepared to handle October with braces. There is bound to be lots of treats floating around and plenty of hard sticky candies that could set your orthodontic progress back. Opting for some melt in your mouth treats over harder stickier items could ensure that you progress isn’t interrupted. If you need some extra tips for cleaning those hard to reach areas make sure to ask us at your next visit!


Wilson Pumpkin:)