Travelling with Traditional Braces

Last month we released a blog about traveling with Invisalign, but what about those with traditional braces? Wondering what tips we have for you? Read on.

Before you leave for your Summer trip, let's talk. We can help you to set an appointment for a quick checkup right before your travels. Dr. Randy Feldman, Dr. Ernest McDowell, or Dr. Chelsea Brockway will check that your brackets are secure, there are no loose wires, and that nothing is currently uncomfortable. 

Be sure to pack all the things you may need while not at home, including extra wax or rubber bands. It’s not uncommon with braces, to have a broken or loose wire that pokes and irritate your cheek. The best way to remedy that until you can get in to the office and have it clipped is ball up a small piece of wax, and put it right over the offending area. Push it down and it will give you a lot of comfort until you are able to get to the office and we can clip the wire there.

Additionally, our doctors can give you the name of an orthodontist in the area of your travel in case you need to be seen for an emergency appointment before you return.

Blue Wave Orthodontics wishes you safe and memorable travels with family and friends this Summer!