With Halloween creeping around the corner, you may find yourself in the sticky situation of figuring out what treats you can have while wearing braces.

Treats to Avoid:

Unfortunately, with braces, there are many food restrictions when it comes to candy. Be sure to avoid sticky and chewy candies that can get stuck in your braces and pop your brackets off. Avoid the following candies this Halloween:

  • Candied apples

  • Caramel

  • Chewing gum

  • Chips

  • Gummies

  • Hard pretzels

  • Hard cookies

  • Popcorn

  • Nuts

  • Skittles

  • Taffy

  • Toffee and brittle

Treats You Can Eat:

Now for the good stuff—the treats you can have. There are plenty of braces-friendly snacks you can enjoy this Halloween! Remember to opt for goodies that are soft and easy to chew. Here is a list of spooky treats that are orthodontist-approved:

  • Apple slices

  • Brownies

  • Chocolate without nuts or caramel

  • Cupcakes

  • Doughnuts

  • Hard candies like Jolly Ranchers and lollipops (if you don’t chew them)

  • Hershey kisses

  • Hot chocolate

  • Hull-free popcorn

  • Ice cream

  • Jello

  • Kit Kats

  • M&M’s

  • Peppermint patties

  • Pixie Stix

  • Pudding

  • Reese’s peanut butter cups

  • Root beer floats

  • Soft cookies

  • Sweet Tarts

  • Three Musketeers