Going To The Beach With Braces By Wheaton Orthodontics In Illinois

Palm trees hanging over tropical beach on Fiji IslandsWith typical braces or 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 orthodontist in Wheaton, IL. 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 unplanned appointment at our Wheaton, IL orthodontic office.

Pack a Travel Bag

Undergoing orthodontic treatment is like entering into a pact: your orthodontist in Wheaton, IL agrees 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)

Wheaton, IL Orthodontist, Dr. Allen Recommends Planning 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 our orthodontic office in Wheaton, IL for a consultation, call us today at 630.796.7408.

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