October is National Orthodontic Health Month

Fangs for the MemoriesOctober is National Orthodontic Health month. This is an appropriate time to remind patients with braces to put some thought into the treats you enjoy this Halloween. We want everyone to enjoy the holiday and not feel as if they are missing out. There are many treats that are braces-friendly – below is a partial list of good and not so good treats.

Good Treats with Braces:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Kit Kats
  • Plain M&M’s
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Oreo’s & Soft Cookies
  • Hershey Bars & Hershey Kisses
  • Soft candy bars without caramel or nuts


Bad Treats with Braces:

  • Caramel
  • Bubblegum
  • Hard Candy
  • Taffy
  • Licorice
  • Nuts
  • Jelly Beans
  • Candy Corns
  • Popcorn
  • Chewy Candy
  • Caramel/Candy Apples


Here is a link to some fun orthodontic-friendly recipes for Halloween.

If you happen to damage your braces, please call our team at Owl Orthodontics as soon as possible: 716-832-1550. Typically, small problems can be resolved with a quick visit to our office. If you have any questions about sugary foods or drinks, feel free to give us a call or ask us during your next visit!