Easter is a special time when parents are excited to surprise their children delicious treats. For families with a child wearing braces, however, this can be difficult since most Easter baskets are filled with sweets that aren’t braces-friendly. If this is the case for your family this year, don’t worry! There are lots of ways to keep your family’s spring season fun and safe for your child wearing braces. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Skip the Sugar
Easter baskets can be exciting without having anything edible in them at all. To make sure that your child’s smile stays healthy, consider eliminating the sweets altogether. In place of chewy candy, fill your child’s basket with non-edible goodies, such as a new book, a kite, or art supplies. Another great option is to give them something that you can enjoy together as a family, such as a game, tickets to a play, or a puzzle. Your child won’t even realize the candy is missing!
Chances are that you child is going to find sweets somewhere on Easter morning, so help them choose options that won’t harm their changing smile. They’ll be happy to hear that chocolate is braces-friendly. Just be sure the chocolate they chow down on is plain; nuts, caramel, and toffee could damage your child’s brackets and be difficult to clean from the crevices of their mouth.
Instead of hard, sticky, or chewy sweets, include some baked goods in your child’s basket. Cupcakes, cookies, and brownies are certainly a crowd favourite and can be decorated in creative ways. But don’t forget to remind your little one to brush thoroughly after enjoying their treats.
Having a braces-friendly spring doesn’t have to be difficult. By keeping the holiday creative and fun and your little one will love the surprises you include in their basket. For more tips on caring for your child’s smile while they wear braces, the trusted team at Unionville Orthodontics is here to help. Visit us at our convenient Markham office location or contact us today!
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team