Halloween, the holiday of endless candy, is a little more complicated while you’re wearing braces. Many candies have the potential to break brackets and bend wires, potentially adding months to your treatment. Thankfully, there are lots of safe options!
Rejoice! The safest candy is chocolate! Soft chocolate bars are unlikely to do any damage, so you can devour your Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Cups with little danger. But be careful with big bars—biting into the chocolate could damage the equipment on your front teeth. Try breaking them into smaller pieces or eating fun-size bars. Also, don’t eat frozen chocolate, which is likely to be very hard. [Read more…]