Essentials For Your On-The-Go Your Braces Kit

We know everyday life can be very busy. When you add your orthodontic treatment to the mix, it can be an additional responsibility on your plate. That’s why at Taunton Orthodontics in Whitby, we are here to help you be prepared!

It’s important to prepare an “on-the-go” kit for you to keep your mouth and orthodontic appliance clean and comfortable. This can be helpful for both braces and Invisalign treatment. What should be in this kit? According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, here are a few must-have items:

A Clean Toothbrush – to keep your teeth and smile clean! Especially after eating.

Toothpaste – to use with your toothbrush. Try a travel size tube to keep things compact!

Floss/Flossers – these will help to get out any food particles stuck in your teeth. A travel proxabrush is also a great tool to remove food stuck in your braces.

Dental Wax – can be used as a cushion between your braces and mouth. It helps to reduce irritation on your cheeks, gums or lips. Especially important if you have a loose wire or poking bracket.

Pain Relief – keep Advil or Tylenol handy in your kit to reduce any discomfort you may feel.

Lip balm – will help keep your lips hydrated and your smile ready! 🙂

For more tips on orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign in the Whitby, Oshawa or Brooklin area – contact us at Taunton Orthodontics! Let’s keep those smiles healthy and sparkling 🙂

– The Taunton Orthodontics Team

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