Easter is a time of celebration, and for many people, it includes indulging in seasonal treats like chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps. But if you have braces, you have to be more mindful of what you eat. Some Easter candy is safe for people with braces, while others can cause damage if you’re not careful.
Candy That’s Safe to Eat
First, let’s talk about the Easter candy that is safe for people with braces. Soft chocolates like Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Pieces, hollow chocolate bunnies, and chocolate eggs are all good choices to enjoy the traditional Easter treat without risking damage to your braces. As long as you’re careful to take small bites and not bite into the candy with your front teeth, you should be able to enjoy these treats without issue. Marshmallow Peeps are also a good option.
Another great option is to make your own Easter treats. Rice Krispie treats and marshmallow pops are easy to make and safe for people with braces. You can even decorate them with festive Easter sprinkles or make them look like bunnies or eggs.
Candy to Avoid
When it comes to harder candies, it’s best to be extra cautious. Hard candies like jelly beans, lollipops, and jawbreakers can all damage your braces if you bite into them. Chewy candies like taffy and gummy bears can also be problematic, as they can stick to your braces and be difficult to remove. If you do decide to indulge in hard or chewy treats, make sure you’re extra careful to only suck on them.
With a little bit of thought and care, people with braces can still enjoy the season’s treats. Just be mindful of what you are eating and follow the tips above, and you’ll be able to enjoy this special holiday. Happy Easter!