Is there anyway to turn that off? I'm unable to find anything in options, and they're really a distraction.
There isn't a way to prevent this. Microsoft feels that it is better to prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot, probably since the number of people out there who create databases, objects or columns with bad names (e.g.
There was a Connect item asking for this option, and it was very quickly dismissed and closed as "Won't Fix." And in fact many more users were asking that square brackets be added to places where they previously didn't work.