Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can be a “nightmare” waiting to happen if patients are damaging appliances when eating the wrong treats.
At McNamara Orthodontics we love Halloween!! However, we feel it is important to educate parents and patients of the potential problems that can occur if orthodontic patients don’t pay attention to our foods to avoid list.
This year the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) is offering FIVE TIMELY TIPS to protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic “appliances” while also protecting teeth from decay.
- Avoid Sticky foods
- Say “Boo” to hard treats
- Brush up to avoid cavities
- Spooktacular News – you can eat soft chocolates, peanut butter cups, etc
- Make a commitment to avoid hard and chewy food all year round to increase your rate of success
Watch this video put out a few years ago by the American Association of Orthodontics with additional “Halloween Brace Tips” for consumers.