Tips for Kids Wearing Braces

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Having braces can be tough for kids, especially kids who want to engage in things that braces prevent, such as eating sticky foods. Fortunately, there are some tips for kids who have or are about to get braces, and can be beneficial to know before visiting your kid’s braces dentist in Rocklin.

• Have lip balm with you when you go to your orthodontist. Orthodontist appointments when you have braces can sometimes last up to an hour and a half, and most to all of that time is spent with your mouth open so your teeth can be worked on. This leads to very chapped lips, so having lip balm with you will be greatly needed by the end of your appointment.

• Make sure to have enough wax. The brackets and wires that run up against the inside of your cheek can sometimes hurt. Your expert in orthodontics in Rocklin should provide you with wax that you can put over the problem areas. This covers the hard and pointy parts of your braces with a smooth surface that won’t hurt your mouth.

• Have a braces kit handy for trips away. Even if you are only spending the night at a friend’s house, it can be very useful to have duplicates of the tools you need to bring with you. These tools include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, wax, and bands. You never know how much you need them until you don’t have them!

You may find other tips or methods that work for you, but these are a good place to start. Make sure to ask your Rocklin orthodontist for any other helpful advice they can give.

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