3 Best and Worst Types of Halloween Candies During Orthodontic Treatment

Child eating candy

Our office is just a few days away from getting a whole bunch of calls to fix broken brackets, Invisalign attachments, and appliances. Why? Halloween candy! Several types of candy can wreak havoc in your mouth by breaking off brackets, bending wires, dislodging Invisalign attachments, discoloring elastics, and contributing to cavities. But hold on! We don’t expect you to skip the candy. Our team also has quite the sweet tooth so we have broken down the 3 best and worst types of Halloween candy to eat this week. You will be surprised how many candies are still safe to indulge in!

The 3 worst types of Halloween candy are:

STICKY CANDY- Sugar Babies, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, Tootsie Rolls, Laffy Taffy, Milk Duds, Dots, Gum, Licorice, etc.

HARD CANDY- Lemon Heads, Jolly Ranchers, Nerds, Lolli Pops, etc.

CANDY BARS WITH NUTS- Snickers, PayDay, Babe Ruth, Almond Joy, Peanut M&M’s, Sixlets, etc.


Quite the list right? Don’t worry!

Read on for the 3 best types of Halloween candy:

PLAIN CHOCOLATE- Hershey’s Kisses, Nestle Treasures (without nuts), Dove Chocolate, Plain M&M’s, etc.

CANDY BARS WITHOUT NUTS- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, Kit Kat, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Crunch, Krackel, Butterfinger, Whoppers, etc.

SOFT CANDY- Reeses Pieces, Peppermint Patties, Junior Mints, Candy Corn, Smarties, etc.

You have plenty of safe options to eat this year. Just remember to brush and floss after eating your candy to keep the cavities away! Click here for more tips on caring for your braces.

Happy Halloween!