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The holiday season is here — and with it, holiday travel plans! Hitting the road with new braces? Read on for our handy travel packing list for braces so you won’t have to worry about leaving without any must-haves.

Braces-Friendly Snacks

At the top of our travel packing list for braces are braces-friendly snacks — for good reason! It can be tough to be someplace unfamiliar and not know where to find food that is safe for your braces. When you pack your own braces-friendly snacks, you have one less thing to worry about!

You could always eat the food on the road or at your destination if it turns out to be braces-friendly, but this way you’ll always have backup snacks just in case so you won’t have to be tempted to eat something that could potentially damage your braces when you’re feeling extra hungry.

Braces Care Kit

Another important thing that should always be on your travel packing list for braces is a dedicated braces care kit! This should include your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, dental picks, and floss picks. It’s a good idea to also bring some wax from your orthodontist if your braces are new to help keep you comfortable.

We also recommend packing your braces care kit in a special travel case that’s just for your braces care supplies. This way, you’ll always have everything you need in one easy-to-access place!

Your Orthodontist’s Number!

Last but not least, don’t forget to pack your orthodontist’s phone number when you hit the road! You never know when something unexpected might come up and you might want to call your orthodontist with a question or concern.

When you have your orthodontist’s number on hand, you’ll be able to call right away to make an appointment if a bracket breaks or a wire comes loose or something doesn’t feel quite right. They’ll also be able to tell you how to temporarily manage the issue in the meantime so you can experience less discomfort and get back to enjoying your holiday with minimal disruption!

Call our Round Lake Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.