Halloween is almost here! This is a time of year to enjoy treats you may otherwise turn down. Kids who get to dress up and roam the streets in search of candy cherish this holiday! 

It can be easy to get carried away on Halloween and binge on too much candy. Not all candy will prove problematic for braces, but there are certain ones to avoid. After trick-or-treating, consider trading unsafe candies with your friends or siblings. 

Below are a few braces-friendly treats as well as ones you should avoid! 

Braces-Friendly Treats

  • Any kind of solid chocolate 
  • Malted milk balls
  • Peanut butter crackers 
  • Powder candy 
  • Liquid candy 
  • Nougat-filled candy bars 
  • Soft cookies 

Avoid These Treats

  • Taffy 
  • Caramels 
  • Hard candies 
  • Sticky candies 
  • Fruit chews 
  • Popcorn 
  • Chewing gum 
  • Caramel apples 
  • Skittles 

When in doubt, throw it out! Here at Garlock Orthodontics, we want to wish our patients a safe and happy Halloween! Contact our office to make an appointment for your post-Halloween dental cleaning in Aurora, Colorado.