Back To School With Braces

Back To School With Braces
Posted on 08/29/2016
When you’re looking for an orthodontist in Plano, TX, Curry Orthodontics is glad to provide for all of your orthodontic needs. While we take pride in our high-quality orthodontic treatments, we’re just as proud of our dedication to patient care. We realize that many of our patients are getting prepared to go to school with braces for the first time so we want to take this opportunity to give out a few tips to make the transition into the school year much simpler. 

Bring A Braces-Friendly Lunchgroup of kids

When you’re wearing braces, there are a number of foods that you’ll have to avoid in order to make sure that your braces aren’t damaged or disrupted in any way. At home, you can choose or make your meals around what foods you can eat and what you have to avoid. Unfortunately, school lunches don’t always provide that luxury. To fix this, bring your own specially packed braces-friendly lunches with you. Feel free to take your own braces-friendly foods such as sandwiches, pasta, yogurt, or cut-up fruits and vegetables. 

Bring a Dental Kit

Because there are so many places in a patient’s braces where food can get trapped, it’s important for a person with braces to brush after every meal. When school is in session though, it can seem like brushing after lunch isn’t a possibility. A quick fix to that problem is bringing a dental kit with you. When you bring a dental kit packed with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and some floss, you’ll be able to clean your teeth after lunch when you have a few minutes to spare.

Drink Water Throughout the Day

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help you in a number of different ways. This can include keeping your mouth clean, preventing bad breath, neutralizing the acids in your mouth, and  fighting cavities. We recommend keeping a bottle of water on hand with you so you can drink some water throughout the day.

Wear a Mouthguard While Playing Sports

When you’re wearing braces, playing sports can be a more dangerous activity because of the potential damage that can be done to them and your mouth. While schools generally require athletes to wear a mouthguard for a few sports such as football and lacrosse, it’s also important to wear a mouthguard during any other sport with the potential of physical contact. Make sure to wear a mouthguard during sports such as basketball or baseball if you want to keep your braces and your dental health intact.

Contact Your Plano Orthodontist Today!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help you in any way we can. If you would like to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to give us a call at (972) 596-2917 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!