Invisalign aligners make braces and Halloween candy easier. If you have Invisalign and plan on Trick or Treating this Halloween, Glaser Orthodontics near Montrose has some helpful hints on candies that are easier on braces.
People who wear braces are limited in what types of candy they can enjoy but Invisalign wearers have much more flexibility. Glaser Orthodontics warns that when you wear traditional braces, candy can destroy the metal work – which can mean costly and time-consuming repairs. Invisalign makes Halloween candy easier to enjoy. Unlike traditional braces which have wires and brackets for candy to get caught it, Invisalign has removable aligners which avoids candy getting stuck. Invisalign makes it easier to enjoy that tasty snack at Halloween.
Even with Invisalign, Glaser Orthodontics says that you must take care of your teeth to prevent sugary substances from staying on your teeth and lead to tooth decay. So after enjoying your Halloween snack, remember to brush and floss your teeth before putting your Invisalign aligners back in. If you can’t brush right away, get some water to rinse your mouth out with.
Glaser Orthodontics near Montrose recommends that you try to avoid these types of candies whether you have traditional braces or Invisalign.
Sour candies have a large amount of acid. It’s that acid that makes you pucker. And the acids in sour candies wear down the enamel on your teeth. Without the enamel coating, your teeth can be brittle in addition to exposing some nerves. Glaser Orthodontics highly recommends brushing, or at a minimum, rinsing your teeth with a fluoride mouthwash after eating sour candies to get under your braces where there is sugar.
Hard candies take longer to dissolve so it’s like bathing your teeth in sugar and acid. The sugar stays in your mouth longer, and the longer the sugar is in your mouth, the more vulnerable your teeth are to cavities. Glaser Orthodontics encourages brace and Invisalign wearing patients to brush and/or rinse.
Sticky, chewy candies are not the best of friends with braces and teeth. Candies that include taffies, caramels, and peanut butter or are nut filled leave a sticky residue on your teeth and gums. These candies act like an adhesive for bacteria which leads to tooth decay. Again,brushing is best.