Month: December 2016

Traveling with Braces

So many of our patients will be traveling to Grandma’s house for the holidays that we thought it might be a good time to remind you again of a few travel safety tips for your braces!

 

Here are a few items you should be certain to have on hand in addition to your trusty toothbrush:

  • Wax
  • Rubber Bands (if prescribed to wear)
  • Tylenol or Ibuprofen
  • Floss & Threaders
  • Proxy Brush
  • Orabase-B

 

Here are a few repair tips as well:

  • Loose Band or Bracket:  Leave it in place and put wax on it.
  • Loose Wire: Try to put it back in place with tweezers.  If you are not able to re-insert the wire, clip it using nail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is attached.  Use wax if necessary.
  • Poking Wire: Try to push it down using an eraser or use wax.
  • Loose Appliance:  Place wax on the appliance to keep it intact.
  • Sore Teeth: Use warm salt water rinses & take Tylenol or Ibuprofen as recommended.

(If you have a problem while you are away, please call our office when you return home so we can determine if a repair appointment is necessary.)  Tell Grandma we said hello, and have a Happy Holiday!

 

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