You can still have a fun valentine's day with braces and invisalign

Enjoying Valentine’s Day with Braces or Invisalign

You’ve got your red outfit on, your valentines ready to hand out, and you’re looking forward to a day of sweet fun this Valentine’s Day. If this is your first Valentine’s Day with braces or Invisalign, you may be apprehensive about how the day is going to go. With all the sweets and treats, how can you resist indulging?

Enjoying Valentine’s Day with braces or Invisalign is easy! Here’s how.

Sweet Treats

You may be looking forward to enjoying some sweet treats this Valentine’s Day, but if you have braces, you will need to be a little cautious about what you choose to indulge in. Treats that can be enjoyed (in moderation, of course) include:

  • Soft chocolates
  • Pudding
  • Cake
  • Ice cream
  • Jello

By sticking to these easy foods, you won’t have to worry about damaging your braces. The following problem foods; however, can quickly cause an emergency visit to your orthodontist. These foods include:

  • Conversation hearts
  • Taffy
  • Lollipops
  • Gum
  • Hard candy

Even if you’re an Invisalign patient without as many food restrictions, it’s a good idea to enjoy sweets in moderation. Remember, too much sugar can cause problems with the health of our teeth, so limiting it is encouraged. It’s also advised for patients with Invisalign to remove their aligners and place them in a safe place while enjoying Valentine’s Day treats. That way, they don’t become lost.

Valentine’s Day Fun

It’s time to express yourself this Valentine’s Day! If you have braces, you may want to select red, pink or white elastics to go along with the fun of the day. You can even match your elastics to your outfit. The possibilities are endless, so have fun with it!

Braces and Invisalign on Valentine’s Day

If you’re sporting braces or Invisalign this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to take some small precautions, so you don’t end up at your orthodontist’s office for an emergency appointment. Valentine’s Day is meant to be a fun day, so enjoy it by being careful with your smile.

If you take some extra time to put your aligners away properly before enjoying a Valentine’s Day treat, you won’t have to worry about losing them and perhaps prolonging treatment. Remember, don’t place them in a tissue or on your desk. Have a dedicated space for them, so you can ensure they won’t get thrown away or misplaced.

And if you have braces, be sure to keep our tips in mind about what treats to enjoy and which sweets to steer clear of. Hard or chewy candies can cause wires to snap and brackets to break, so avoiding these is your best bet. The last thing you want is to be leaving the party early, because you need to see your orthodontist to fix your problem. Enjoy your day of sweetness, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 484-3214 or visit to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.