Getting your child's first braces can be an exciting time for kids, especially for those with severely misaligned teeth. As orthodontists, we always recommend that children should get braces to help realign their teeth so they can have a healthy smile. However, the time, money, and limitations that come with braces can make it especially difficult for children who love sweets and candies. As Halloween comes around the corner, it can be disappointing for children with braces, but luckily we're here to help provide your child the happiest Halloween possible by further educating you about their braces, what candies they can enjoy and what candies to avoid this spooky season.
As exciting as it is the put-on costumes and plan out trick-or-treat routes, if you have a child with braces, then that means you'll most likely have to deal with the food restrictions that come with it. For children with braces, these devices are important because not only do they align teeth, they also help prevent the buildup of sticky plaque that occurs more frequently in children with misaligned teeth. Having this misalignment can cause problems for their oral health later on, and if you decided to get your child braces, then you're doing an amazing job at caring for their oral health!
However, Halloween can be a difficult time for kids with braces, as they'll most likely be able to enjoy many of the candies they love. To help you navigate through this time, here are some of the most common candies and sweets your children should avoid:
Make sure to reinforce good hygiene habits for your children, such as brushing, flossing, and scheduling your regular visits with your dentist, and have a safe, happy Halloween this year!
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Bartlett, TN 38134
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