You knew from the first day of braces that candy is pretty much a no-go; you were warned about the sticky mess hard, gooey candies can make of your new gear, and you’ve been pretty good about it so far. But it’s Easter, and with Easter comes so much yummy candy; how can you resist? Your orthodontist knows that everyone deserves a bit of an indulgence—they simply don’t want you to undo all the hard work you and your braces have done so far! So today we’ve come up with a list of safe Easter candies that will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bracket.
Good news, chocolate bunny fans! Plain chocolate is one of the safest bets when it comes to braces. So don’t worry about disappointing your grandma by turning down the giant rabbit she gets you every year, as long as it’s hollow enough for you to break it into pieces (biting straight into a solid chunk would still hurt quite a bit!). Chocolate is less likely to get stuck in the wires. You can do one even better if you go for dark instead of milk, as it has less corrosive sugar.
Peanut Butter Eggs
This is one kind of egg you won’t have to hide from yourself this year. Peanut butter cups like Reese’s are soft enough not to interfere with the wiring of your braces. Biting into a peanut butter egg isn’t going to cause any immediate damage, and isn’t likely to get stuck in any gaps.
Don’t worry, you can still indulge in this Easter candy classic with your braces. Marshmallows may feel a little gummy, but they’re soft and won’t stick to your brackets. Any marshmallows are fine, including Peeps, so don’t feel like you have to shy away from them.
Most Easter celebrations come with a decorated cake of some kind, something decorated so beautifully with icing that you’d hate not to savor a slice. Not to worry! Like most of the items on this list, cake is soft enough to keep your braces safe. As long as there are no hidden candies or nuts in the icing, this sweet treat is safe.
If you’re thinking about a favorite that isn’t on this list, just make sure to keep in mind two major guidelines: soft and healthy. Avoid nuts, sticky caramels and fruit chews, and other hard candies. Enjoy the celebration, and make sure to come back in for a checkup when it’s over!
At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we also brighten yearbooks, help young people come to like their looks, and give adults the confidence they have wanted for a long, long time. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning has allowed us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or any questions you might have.