Going To The Beach With Braces
With typical orthodontic treatment plans spanning at least a year or two, most people with braces will head to the beach at least once while their teeth are being straightened. Before you head out for tons of fun in the sun, check out these beach-ready recommendations from our top-rated Las Vegas orthodontists. Knowing how you can prepare for a day at the shore may be the difference between soaking up some rays or heading back early for an ASAP appointment at our Las Vegas, NV orthodontic office.
Pack a Travel Bag
Having braces or orthodontic treatment is like entering into a pact: your orthodontists in Las Vegas, NV agree to give you everything you need to achieve straight teeth and you agree to keep your teeth and braces in great shape. That kind of regular maintenance isn’t easy when you’re on the road, but packing a bag full of dental accessories will help. Make sure you have:
- A toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
- A bottle of water for brushing on-the-go
- Mouth rinse
- Orthodontic wax to keep pesky wires at bay
- Lip balm for a picture-ready smile
- A pocket-sized mirror to get a look at any unexpected mouth issues
- Over-the-counter or homeopathic pain relief (if you’re taking anything)
Plan Ahead for Snack Time and Meals
If your braces are new or if you’ve recently had an adjustment, you might be sticking to soft foods for a while. Pack a cooler full of cold drinks and easy-to-eat foods such as yogurt, cottage cheese, smoothies, fruit cups, pudding, and applesauce.
Braces may seem like an inconvenience at first, but just remind yourself that you’re making an active investment in your smile and in your future! For more information about taking care of your braces while on vacation or to visit your orthodontists in Las Vegas, Nevada for a consultation, call us today at 702.547.9977.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontics office in Las Vegas, NV would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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