Halloween Candy & Braces

Enjoy the holiday without feeling like you are missing out

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

If you wear braces, Halloween may be a good time to reflect on what candies and treats can be safe to eat.

Here is a partial list of candies that are OK to eat with braces:

  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Plain M&M's
  • Kit Kats
  • Candy bars without sticky caramel fillings and nuts (ex.3 Musketeers & Hershey Bars)
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Oreo's
  • Soft Cookies


Treats that you may want to stay away from are mostly sticky candies that can stick to the braces and pull on wires as well as harder foods that may break wires. These include:

  • Caramel
  • Bubble Gum
  • Taffy
  • Licorice
  • Hard Candies
  • Chewy Candies
  • Caramel/Candy Apples
  • Jelly Beans


If you happen to damage your braces, be sure to review out orthodontic emergencies page.

Halloween candy and braces


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