March 6, 2023

Spring Break Orthodontic Tips

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At Salyer Orthodontics in Duluth and Bethlehem, GA, we understand the importance of ensuring our patients have a positive experience at our practice. We aim to treat our patients the way we would like to be treated, with professionalism, sensitivity, and respect. Many of the area dentists, hygienists, and healthcare workers have chosen us to treat themselves and their families, which is a testament to our exceptional quality and caring atmosphere. 

Tips for Taking Care of Braces During Spring Break 

  • Pack orthodontic essentials for your trip, including toothbrushes, floss, wax, and orthodontic elastics or rubber bands. 
  • Be mindful of the foods you eat, and avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods that can damage your braces. Stick to soft, easy-to-chew options. 
  • If you’re swimming, consider using a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces from impact. 
  • Keep up with your oral hygiene routine, even if you’re away from home. Brush and floss regularly to prevent food particles from getting stuck in your braces. 
  • In case of emergencies, make sure to have your orthodontist’s contact information readily available. 

Can You Travel with Braces? 

  • Yes, you can travel with braces! Just make sure to pack all of your orthodontic essentials and follow the tips for taking care of your braces while on the go. 
  • If you’re flying, be prepared for some minor discomfort due to changes in air pressure. You may also need to remove your elastics or rubber bands during takeoff and landing. 
  • If you’re traveling abroad, make sure to research orthodontic services in the area in case of emergencies. 

Making the Most of Your Spring Break with Braces 

  • Don’t let braces hold you back from enjoying your spring break! Plan activities that are brace-friendly, such as hiking, sightseeing, or exploring a new city. 
  • If you’re participating in sports or other physical activities, make sure to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces. 
  • Use your spring break as an opportunity to try new foods that are soft and easy to chew, and that won’t damage your braces. 
  • Don’t forget to take plenty of photos and enjoy your time off with family and friends! 

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