Are you undergoing orthodontic treatment at the moment and going on holiday soon?
Here are some key tips to ensure you have a smooth holiday and your braces are well looked after.
Pack your oral hygiene aids. Don’t forget the essentials, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, interbrace brushes and orthodontic wax. Good oral hygiene is one of the most important parts of ensuring your orthodontic treatment runs smoothly. So keep up the good work whilst you are on holiday.
Don’t panic. If your brace breaks when you are holiday and is causing pain then use your orthodontic wax to prevent the cheeks and gums getting irritated. Take pain relief as necessary. Call the practice and book an appointment for when you return from your holiday.
Avoid hard and sticky foods. It’s easy to be tempted to have something hard or stick when you are on holiday but these could break the braces. Foods like raw carrots or apples can be chopped them up into small pieces and chewed gently at the back of your mouth.
Avoid snacking on sugary foods and drinks. If you are hungry or thirsty between meals then stick to sugar free drinks and foods such as savoury alternatives. If you snack on sugary foods and drinks then you could get staining around the brackets and cause decay.
Remember to take your aligners with you including your previous set of aligners. If you lose or break your current set of aligners you can go back to your previous set of aligners. Call the practice and we will give you further advice.
Keep your aligners safe. If your aligners are not in your mouth keep them in the box provided.
Wear your aligners 22 out of 24 hours. It’s easy to forget to put your aligners in when on holiday but wearing your aligners for the required length of time is essential to your treatment. If you are not getting the hours in then the treatment will not progress.
We wish all of our patients a fantastic time on holiday and wishing our younger patients a lovely break from school.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to call us on 01908 399980 (Oldbrook) or 01908 619060 (Newport Pagnell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are abroad;
Teeth-in-line Oldbrook 441908 399980 or Teeth-in-line Newport Pagnell 441908 619060
Orthodontic problems are not classed as an emergency, unless the brace damage is caused by trauma. If you are in Europe on holiday and are in an emergency situation you can call 112, there will be English speaking operators.