A Candy Lover’s Guide to Choosing Between Braces and Clear Aligners

At Grin Orthodontics in Etobicoke, we understand that life’s little pleasures—like enjoying your favorite candies—can play a role in your decision to opt for traditional braces or clear aligners like Invisalign or SureSmile. And let’s not forget about the importance of oral hygiene in your overall dental health. Here’s a less technical, yet still informative, guide to help you decide.

Sweet Choices: Hard and Soft Candies

Traditional Braces

  • Hard Candies: If you’re a fan of candies like peppermints, you’ll have to avoid them as they can damage your braces.
  • Soft Candies: Chewy candies can also be a challenge; they may stick and increase the risk of dental problems.

Clear Aligners

  • Hard Candies: These aligners can be removed, allowing you the freedom to enjoy candies without risking damage.
  • Soft Candies: The same goes for soft, chewy treats. Just make sure to clean your teeth and aligners after indulging.

Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Traditional Braces

  • Challenges: Braces require special cleaning techniques, including using specific brushes to get into hard-to-reach areas.
  • Regular Check-ups: Regular visits to our office will include a cleaning, but daily care is crucial.

Clear Aligners

  • Ease of Cleaning: These aligners can be taken out, which allows you to brush and floss normally.
  • Plaque Risks: With fewer nooks for plaque to hide, clear aligners make maintaining oral health a bit easier.

Wrapping It Up

Whether you lean towards braces or clear aligners, each option comes with its own set of pros and cons when it comes to enjoying treats and keeping your teeth clean. So, it’s about finding what fits best with your lifestyle.

REMEMBER: You should always consult with Dr. Newton for personalized medical advice. Every patient is unique.
Every orthodontic treatment plan requires a customized plan which only a certified orthodontist like Dr.Newton is able to provide.