WIRE TALK: Traveling with Braces!

WIRE TALK: Traveling with Braces!
Posted on 06/20/2017

 WIRE TALK
Traveling With Braces

With school ending, thoughts turn to vacation time!  Wherever your summer travels take you, don’t forget to pack for your braces.  Here are a few items you should be certain to have on hand in addition to your toothbrush:

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

 

Repair Tips for Travel:   The following is intended to provide general information regarding how you might treat some of the more common orthodontic emergencies while traveling.

  • Loose Band or Bracket:  Leave it in place and try to 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.