October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month
Posted on 10/31/2015

October is National Orthodontic Health month in the United States. This important, month-long event sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is designed to increase awareness of the positive impact orthodontic care can have both on long-term dental health and self-esteem. Throughout the month of October, orthodontists, dentists and other healthcare professionals will be reminding people of how important a straight, healthy smile is. 

The doctors and staff here at Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics strive to educate our patients on how important it is to maintain good oral hygiene. Since National Orthodontic Health Month occurs during the month of Halloween, we will be discussing with our patients the negative effects of the Halloween goodies they eat and to avoid certain types of treats and snacks that can damage or break their appliances. 

Avoid Eating Halloween Goodies That Can Harm Your Braces

halloween candy

By steering clear of hard, crunchy, sticky and gooey foods and snacks, you can avoid doing damage to your braces. If your braces do become damaged or break due to something you ate, it could result in you being in treatment longer than you expected.

By steering clear of hard, crunchy, sticky and gooey foods and snacks, you can avoid doing damage to your braces. If your braces do become damaged or break due to something you ate, it could result in you being in treatment longer than you expected.

However, just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you can't have fun because you're wearing braces!  There are many braces-friendly treats you can eat such as yogurt, pudding, soft fruits, cupcakes, and plain chocolate that melts in your mouth. 

You're Never Too Old To Improve Your Smile

invisalignIn honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, we would also like to remind all you adults that it's never too late to improve your smile! A healthy bite and an attractive smile is important regardless of your age. Whether you are in need of Chicago clear braces or Invisalign in Vernon Hills, our practice offers great orthodontic treatment options for adults. Both clear braces and Invisalign are very discreet ways to improve your smile as these treatment options are nearly undetectable by others. 

Contact Us Today For Vernon Hills & Chicago Orthodontics!

Our Chicago & Vernon Hills orthodontists provide orthodontic solutions to suit your lifestyle and personal preferences. We are proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to ensure we have the ideal solution for you, whether you're interested in metal braces for your child or Chicago Invisalign for yourself. 

National Orthodontic Health Month is the perfect time of the year to start orthodontic treatment! If you'd like to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call or fill out our easy online form form. One of our team members will then contact you to set up an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon!