Excited to rock your best smile when school starts up soon? Whether it’s over Zoom or in person, feeling confident in your smile is always a recipe for success! Even if you’re wearing a mask and no one can see your braces, keeping them clean is still crucial for a healthy orthodontic treatment.
Here are our best tips for clean braces, better oral hygiene, and how you can smile confidently from now until the back-to-school season!
Caring for braces during the school year
Metal, traditional braces are more fashionable, light, and comfortable than ever! Plus, there are a variety of aesthetically pleasing ways to customize your braces. Patients are able to choose their o-ring colors from a rainbow of options to glam up their look with some vibrancy. A fun idea would be to get elastics that represent your school’s colors. This is a unique and creative way to demonstrate school pride as you greet everyone on your first day back over Zoom…we know your teachers will love it!
If you wear traditional braces, before your first day of in-person or remote learning, remember to brush and floss for a deep clean. Get any stubborn food out that might get stuck between brackets. No one wants broccoli in their teeth!
If you are at home for virtual learning, be sure to take advantage of it! Brush after every snack, meal, or non-water beverage for cleaner, healthier braces.
Caring for Invisalign® during the school year
If you wear Invisalign®, you also need to make sure you’re cleaning your aligners and teeth—whether at home or in school. Luckily, these removable aligners are the easiest when it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of your teeth. One quick method for cleaning aligners is to rinse them in water and brush them with your toothbrush. It is important to avoid using very hot water as it can cause damage to the clear aligners. While they’re drying, you will have time to focus on your teeth and help keep them pearly white.
Book an appointment with us!
Get ready to dominate the classroom and say “cheese” in your back-to-school photos, in class, and over your Zoom calls! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call our office. We hope you have a great back-to-school season with plenty of smiles.