Don’t Let the Thought of Getting Braces Scare You This Halloween
Spooky season is upon us! Cue the ghosts, goblins and ghouls! If you’re about to get braces, you may be upset about the fact that you’ll have them for Halloween. After all, you won’t be able to enjoy any candy or have fun dressing up with new braces on your teeth, right? Wrong! Having braces at Halloween is easy and with a couple small precautions, you’ll be on your way to a spooktacular night of treat or treating, yummy treats and scary costumes. So, don’t let the thought of getting braces scare you this Halloween.
The Benefits of Braces
Let’s start with the obvious: You are about to be the owner of an amazing smile you will be able to show off for the rest of your life with proper care and maintenance. How great is that? Not only will you be proud of your smile, you’ll get the chance to take advantage of other benefits as well when you have braces. Braces help you to adopt better oral hygiene practices, which in turn can help keep your body healthy.
You’ll also get the chance to express your individuality with colored bands on your braces, which adds a level of fun, especially around Halloween. Customize the colors of your elastic bands to match your Halloween costume or pick a Halloween color scheme to really show your spooky spirit!
Halloween Goodies to Enjoy with Braces
It’s true, there are foods you’ll need to avoid when you have braces. This is because some foods have the potential to damage your brackets and wires, which is something you want to avoid. You may think you won’t be able to enjoy any fun treats for Halloween, but that’s not true! Just because you have braces doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a sweet treat! Just be mindful of what you’re about to enjoy and make sure it will work with your braces. Halloween treats that don’t harm your braces include:
- Soft chocolates
- Candy corn
- Soft cookies
- Cotton candy
It’s important to enjoy these sweet treats in moderation, as sugar has a tendency to cause a build-up of bacteria in the mouth, resulting in tooth decay. You’ll also want to steer clear of sticky, chewy candies, as well as popcorn and nuts to be sure you don’t damage your braces.
Having Fun on Halloween
Now that you know how much fun you’re going to have on Halloween, don’t let the thought of braces hold you back. With just a couple of small tweaks, you won’t have to worry about damaging your braces and you’ll even get a chance to accent your costume with your colored elastic bands!
So, get out there and start preparing because Halloween is soon approaching! Remember to avoid some of the food culprits that can cause trouble with braces, but above all, have fun!
At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.