Halloween is finally here, be sure to ask your North Las Vegas, NV, orthodontists which candies to avoid this holiday!
To get straight teeth and the perfect smile, you may have recently obtained braces from your North Las Vegas orthodontists. Unfortunately, braces can limit the types of food that you eat. Certain foods can get stuck within the brackets or damage the wires. Then you have to go back to your orthodontists in North Las Vegas, NV, to get the braces repaired. Here are some types of candy you should avoid at all costs.
Taffy: Salt-water taffy might be one of your go-to candies when you attend festivals or fairs. Yet it is very sticky. It can easily wrap around brackets and break wires.
Bubble gum: Bubble gum is designed to be sticky and elastic so you can blow the perfect bubble. Yet, like taffy, you will spend a lot of time trying to pick it out from around your brackets.
Caramels: Caramels and other soft candies should be items to hold off on eating until after the braces come off.
Hard candies: Hard candies such as lollipops, jolly ranchers, and peanut brittle can dislodge brackets. You will need to make an emergency trip to your North Las Vegas orthodontists to have the problem fixed.
Gummy Bears: Gummy bears aren’t as sticky as bubblegum or taffy. Yet they can get between the wires and become difficult to clean out from the brackets.
Your North Las Vegas, NV, orthodontists will discuss with you about the proper oral care to give to your teeth while wearing braces. Often, we will also provide a list of foods that should be avoided. In general, most candies can damage your orthodontic devices and lead to serious tooth decay. Contact our North Las Vegas, NV, orthodontics office if you need advice about wearing braces. You should also immediately book an appointment if you damage your braces. We are here to help you.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our North Las Vegas, NV, orthodontics office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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