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Oct
20

Is it a Good Idea to Travel During Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted in Orthodontics

Traveling while you have braces can be tricky, but it is still possible. It mainly depends on where you’re going, how long you’ll be away, and how well you already take care of your braces.

Here are few pointers that can help you have a successful journey, braces and all.

Visit Your Current Orthodontist for Advice

The very first thing you should do before heading out of town is visit your orthodontist. He or she knows your case best and can share some tips for safe travel with braces. Your orthodontist may even recommend places you can go if you have problems with your braces while on your trip.

Contact an Orthodontist at Your Destination

If you’ll be away for a long time, then you might want to contact a new orthodontist who can continue your orthodontic treatment while you’re in the new place. Your current treatment provider can pass along your treatment records.

In general, however, it’s better to complete your treatment from start to finish in one location.

Pack Smart to Care for Your Braces

You should always travel prepared to keep your braces clean no matter where you go by packing a toothbrush, toothpaste, orthodontic floss, and even interdental brushes. Also carry braces wax and a pain killer with you to stay comfortable in case your braces start to bother you.

If you’re just going on a short trip that you can fit in between your orthodontic appointments, then traveling with braces is usually very simple. Consult your family’s orthodontist or dentist if planning a lengthy trip, especially if the one with braces is your child.

With professional advice and careful preparation, traveling with braces is easy!

Posted on behalf of:
West Hill Family Dental
132 New Britain Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 563-3303

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