Braces Tips for a Successful School Year!

The new school year is here already! We want to be sure you have what you need to ensure your treatment stays on track. Check out some helpful back to school braces tips below!

  1. Pack a Braces Kit – Be sure to pack a small case with all of your braces essentials. We recommend including: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, proxabrush, rubber bands, compact mirror, and wax.
  2. Mouth Guard – Playing sports this year? Be sure to get fitted for a mouth guard! Your smile is your greatest asset! Protect it! Whether you’re a patient of ours or not, we can definitely help you with a mouth guard. Call us for more information (707) 575-0600.
  3. Lunch – Be mindful of the school lunch schedule. If you notice that they’ll be serving something crunchy (NOT ok for braces wearers) pack your own lunch that day. We want to be sure nothing gets broken so your treatment stays on track.
  4. Retainers – Finished treatment? AWESOME! But be sure to wear your retainers as instructed by our team. And NEVER EVER wrap your retainer in a napkin and put it on your lunch tray. One day you’ll forget and throw them away! Keep them in retainer cases whenever you’re not wearing them.

We hope these tips help make this school year in braces a little bit easier. Have a great year!