There’s no getting around it: having braces comes with some adjustments to your daily life. Braces will change everything from what you eat to how you brush your teeth. Your straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile will undoubtedly be well-worth it in the end. But in the meantime, why not make the journey a bit more fun? Certain orthodontic products can make your treatment more easier, more comfortable, and maybe even more enjoyable! Here are 10 items that can make having braces better.
1.) Braces Cookbook
Running out of ideas for braces-safe foods? Consider getting a braces cookbook! These are filled with tasty, wire-and-bracket-friendly recipes for every occasion.
2.) Water Flosser
Now may be the perfect time to invest in a water flosser. Not only will a water flosser clean between your wires and teeth, but the cool splash of water can help ease the dental discomfort that comes with straightening teeth.
3.) Electric Toothbrush
Another useful tool on your quest for good oral health with braces is an electric toothbrush. Some studies suggest that electric toothbrushes clear away plaque and bacteria that are often left behind by manual brushes. This is essential for preventing cavities during your treatment!
4.) Orthodontic Toothbrush/ Interdental Brushes
Did you know that there are toothbrushes that are specifically designed to be used with braces? Orthodontic toothbrushes have unique brush heads to clean around brackets, and interdental brushes are perfect for brushing between your teeth and your braces wires.
5.) ACT Braces Care Mouthwash
This multipurpose specialized mouthwash cleans your braces and protects your smile. Not only does this mouth rinse clean away oral bacteria, but it provides extra fluoride protection to help prevent cavities and white spots. Plus, the antiseptic qualities will clean and soothe any soft tissue irritation caused by your brackets.
6.) OrthoFoam Braces Cleaner
This product uses a hydrogen peroxide formula to keep your teeth and braces clean and bright! It cleans around brackets and gums to whiten your enamel and sanitizes your braces. It’s also great for fresh breath on the go!
7.) Travel Dental Kit
If you’re out at lunch with friends or dinner with your partner, you don’t want to suddenly find yourself with food caught between your braces! That’s why you should either create or buy a pre-made braces travel kit! It should include travel-sized mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss.
8.) Ortho Dental Guard for Bruxism
Nightguards are a great way to protect your teeth from bruxism while you sleep. But traditional nightguards aren’t designed to fit over braces! Fortunately, an orthodontic dental guard is. Wearing one of these will help protect your braces and your smile from nightly teeth grinding.
9.) Reusable Straw
When it comes to preventing cavities and discoloration with braces, it’s important that you avoid certain beverages that are high in sugar, acids, and carbonation. However, you don’t necessarily need to give up your favorite drink entirely! Drinking your morning coffee or afternoon soda through a straw limits contact between the beverage and your teeth, thus lowering your risk of oral health problems.
10.) Post-Checkup Lip Balm
As you wear your braces, you may find that your lips feel dry more often, especially after your routine orthodontic checkups! Having a high-quality lip balm that you like on hand can help make this issue a thing of the past.
About the Practice
Super Braces of Lawrence is happy to help patients of all ages achieve the healthier, straighter smiles they deserve. We offer a wide range of treatments, from pediatric orthodontics, to Invisalign, to braces for adults, and more! Most importantly, our experienced and compassionate team will be with you every step of the way during your treatment, providing tips, tricks, and recommendations for making the process as enjoyable as possible. For more braces-related product recommendations, feel free to reach us online or at (978) 794-0000.