If you’re planning on taking a summer vacation and are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are a few things you should do in order to be prepared. This includes making sure you pack properly, especially dental items like:

  • Travel toothbrush
  • Travel toothpaste (make sure it’s fluoride)
  • Travel-sized mouthwash
  • Floss or interdental brushes
  • Orthodontic wax

It’s smart to dedicate a small back or box just to your oral hygiene products. There are even pre-made dental hygiene travel kits that you can purchase already packed!

What to Avoid While on Vacation

Below are a few things to avoid eating while you’re on vacation with your dental braces:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard candies
  • Pretzels
  • Hard cookies
  • Hard rolls or bagels
  • Gummy or sticky foods
  • Biting into whole fruits
  • Nuts like almonds, peanuts, and cashews

For more tips on how to make sure you have a braces-friendly vacation, or to schedule an appointment here at our Aurora, Colorado orthodontic office, please contact Garlock Orthodontics today.