8 Travel Essentials for Hitting the Road with Braces

Don’t Forget to Pack These Things!

travelAs the holiday season approaches, so does the possibility of having to travel to far and away places to celebrate with friends and family. The trusted team at ARCH Orthodontics wants to help you take care of your braces whether you’re at home or traveling out of town.  

When you’re packing your bags, getting ready to hit the road, or heading to the airport, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re prepared to keep your braces clean and in working order. We’ve compiled some helpful tips to keep you and your smile happy while you’re away from home.

At our ARCH Orthodontics offices throughout the Boston area, we recommend compiling a braces traveling kit. Here are a few things that might come in handy to keep your braces in tip top shape:

  • Travel-size toothbrush and non-whitening, mild toothpaste
  • A container for water or folding cup
  • Special dental floss for braces or regular floss
  • A small interproximal dental brush
  • Interdental picks
  • Dental wax
  • Pain reliever
  • A small folding mirror

With the holiday celebrations, also come the a variety of food options that may not be compatible with your type of braces. Do your best to avoid problematic, sticky, or hard food that could possibly damage your braces. It’s just a great way to keep your braces free of debris and ward off any potential breakage or an unwanted orthodontic emergency.

If you do experience a problem with your braces, please give us a call. Together, we will determine what the best plan of action is to find a solution!

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