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Caring For Your Braces On Vacation Doesn’t Have To Be A Chore

If you’ve got a vacation coming up and you have braces, there might be some things you need to consider that didn’t occur to you. Braces have an effect on every aspect of your life, but that doesn’t mean they need to get in the way of your next great adventure. With just a little planning you can maintain proper care of your dentures and be off on your next jet-setting vacation without a care!

Be Smart About Snacking And Plan Ahead
Not everywhere you go on your adventure is going to be able to accommodate your snacking needs, and there’s nothing worse than needing a little caloric pick-me-up and not being able to find them. You know what you need to avoid while on the road, so what you need to do is make sure to pack extra snacks for when accommodating snacks aren’t available. Using your list of soft, chewy things you can snack on check with the locals and see what they might suggest that are local treats. This way you can have a combination of smart snacking and local experiences all at once!

Never Underestimate The Importance Of Routine
It’s routine that makes us not forgot the essential maintenance part of having braces, like ensuring we put in and wear our Invisalign for 22 hours out of every given day. One way to get around this is to set frequent alarms on our phones to keep us stepping in line with our dental needs. Also, be sure to carry your previous aligner with you just in case you happen to lose one in a panic. While tracking your routine remember to floss and brush regularly to ensure you don’t let decay creep in while having a good time.

Travel Kits Are Braces Best Friend

Sure, you’ve probably outgrown the need for waxing your lips to protect from the braces, and you always have that extra brush in your purse or pouch to ensure that you can give your braces that extra bit of attention after a meal, but that’s at home! Now that you’re on the road you’re going to want to bring all your waxes, extra tooth-brushes, a compact mirror, dental floss, even a water bottle to make sure you can take proper care of your braces.

Stop In And See Your Dentist Before You Go
This little tip can stop disaster before it ever has a chance to set in. Making an appointment with your dentist before you leave will ensure that they have a chance to go over your teeth, check in on your bands, examine your braces for damage and stability, and otherwise ensure that you’ll experience no problems while you’re out on your adventure.

If you’re getting ready to go on a wild vacation and have braces, give Midtown Dental Care a call and speak to Dr. Jaskaren Randhawa for an appointment. She’s been helping adventurers and travelers throughout the New York area prepare for their next big story by ensuring their dental health is up to par for years and would be proud to help you enjoy your next adventure care-free.