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On behalf of Coastal Carolina Orthodontics, we would like to welcome you to our practice’s official blog!

From traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces and clear braces to more modern appliances like Invisalign, Damon Braces, and the SPEED System, our skilled doctors and team of orthodontic professionals offer exceptional, compassionate care to children, teens, and adults at every turn.

With three convenient locations in Morehead City, Havelock, and Jacksonville, NC, our practice is proud to be the trusted local orthodontist of many different communities across North Carolina. No matter where you’re from, our orthodontic office can provide you with the right treatment to reach the beautiful, more confident smile you’ve always wanted.

Learn more about our adolescent treatment and adult treatment options, Invisalign, and other oral and dental topics by checking out our latest blog posts. Or, contact Coastal Carolina Orthodontics today. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about getting started with one of our orthodontists!

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Treat Yourself to a Sweet Smile

by Coastal Carolina Orthodontics on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:25 AM

The team at Coastal Carolina Orthodontics knows that Halloween is a time of sweet temptations that might make you stray from your orthodontic best practices.

This is a risky move, for while chewy, sticky things might taste good in the moment, the damage they could potentially have on your orthodontic treatment will be a lot more impactful. As such, this month, like always, our orthodontists recommend avoiding any form of candy that could break you brackets.

However, on a sweeter note, there are actually some types of treats you can eat this October that will make you smile without hurting your braces.

Good Treats vs. Bad Treats

What it comes down to is that there is a difference between goodies that pose a risk to your orthodontic treatment, and goodies that don’t. Goodies that you can eat this Halloween without need for worry are basically those that are easy to chew. Some examples include:

  • Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolates, Like 3 Musketeers
  • Ice Cream
  • Soft Cookies & Cakes
  • Peanut Butter Cups, Like Reese’s

Goodies that you should avoid include anything that is chewy, sticky, crunchy, or hard and, thus, might damage your braces. For instance:

  • Popcorn
  • Starburst
  • Gummy Bears
  • Candies with Nuts
  • Hard Pretzels
  • Jelly Beans
  • Taffy
  • Bubblegum
  • Caramel

Have a Happy & Braces-Friendly Halloween!

This October 31st, have the best of both worlds – enjoy your fair share of treats while protecting your braces from damage. By sticking with the approved list of goodies and staying away from anything hard or chewy that could hurt your orthodontic treatment, you will smile brighter and more confidently this month and all the months after that too.

For more on best practices for taking care of your braces, contact Coastal Carolina Orthodontics at our Jacksonville, Morehead City, or Havelock, NC office today, or make an appointment online and come visit us in person.  We are always happy to help you work towards a more spooktacular smile!



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