Greetings from the heart of Houston, Texas! As your premier provider of orthodontic care, Texas Orthodontic Specialists are here to help ensure that your summer vacation plans aren’t hampered by your braces. So whether you’re planning a road trip through the Lone Star State, an exotic beach vacation, or simply staying local for a relaxing staycation, we have you covered.
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that braces are a part of your journey to a brighter, healthier smile. With some simple care and preventative measures, your summer plans can unfold seamlessly, braces and all.
1. Stick to Your Routine
The excitement of vacation plans shouldn’t derail your oral hygiene routine. Remember to brush and floss after each meal, ensuring that food particles are removed from your braces. Your Texas Orthodontic Specialists team is always here to give you advice on the best techniques and tools to use while cleaning your braces.
2. Pack a Braces-Care Kit
Prepare a travel-friendly braces-care kit. This kit should include a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, wax for braces, a mirror, and a small bottle of mouthwash. This kit will ensure that you have the necessary supplies to maintain your braces, even while on the go.
3. Watch Your Diet
Vacation time often includes indulging in exotic foods and desserts. While this is part of the vacation charm, make sure to avoid foods that could damage your braces. Hard candies, sticky sweets, and hard-to-chew meats can potentially dislodge your brackets or wires.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
Stay hydrated, especially during the sweltering Texas summer. Not only is it good for overall health, but it also helps to wash away food particles that could be lodged in your braces. Plus, if your vacation activities include swimming in pools, drinking water can help rinse away any potentially harmful chlorine residues.
5. Schedule a Checkup Before You Go
Before you embark on your summer adventure, it’s advisable to have a checkup with your orthodontist. We can spot and correct any potential issues that could cause problems during your trip. If your next routine appointment is not due before your departure, consider scheduling an additional visit for a quick once-over.
6. Keep Our Contact Information Handy
While we hope your vacation is smooth sailing all the way, it’s always a good idea to have our contact information in case of any orthodontic emergencies. We can provide guidance and assistance no matter where your vacation takes you.
At Texas Orthodontic Specialists, we’re not just about braces, aligners, and retainers – we’re about providing care that will leave you smiling, even while wearing braces. We understand that you are not just preparing for a vacation, but also for a future filled with confident, beaming smiles.
As we always say here at Texas Orthodontic Specialists, “We’ll brace you for a beautiful summer!” Have fun, stay safe, and keep flashing that beautiful braces-laden smile. After all, the world always looks brighter from behind a smile, and your braces are a shining testament to the radiant smile that awaits!