Before you fill your mouth with the candy that can harm your teeth and orthodontic appliance, think again. Candy is very dangerous for your smile and we strongly recommend that you refrain from eating candy, especially these treats:
Sticky candies are the worst products for your braces, which is why we strongly advise against eating caramel. Caramel tends to stick to your teeth and braces when you eat it and it is very difficult to clean. The sticky candy can also alter the condition of your braces by clinging to a bracket and breaking it. If your brackets break, your treatment time will be delayed.
Salt Water Taffy
Salt water taffy is also extremely sticky, which is why it is so harmful for your appliance and oral health. Just like caramel, salt water taffy can break your orthodontic brackets and it can create tooth decay by clinging to your teeth for a long period of time. So, we strongly recommend staying away from salt water taffy.
Popcorn is also very harmful for your smile because of the kernels it has. The kernels tend to become lodged into your teeth and braces, causing major discomfort and additional problems. The kernels can also break the brackets and wires if you are not careful. So, please do not eat popcorn, no matter what flavor it is.
Now that you know eating these treats could severely damage your teeth and braces, please keep from eating them. We care for you and your smile, and we want you to have the best orthodontic experience possible. So, if you have any questions or if you need help with a problem, please feel free to call Kirby Nelson Orthodontics today at 425-888-1896 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kirby Nelson. We are here to help you in any way we can.