Summer Vacations with Braces

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We hope you are enjoying this summer! As you swim, play, and travel through these warm months, a few questions may have come up for you. Here are some tips to handle summer vacation with braces!

Scheduling Appointments
Uh oh! You’re looking at the calendar and realize you’ve schedule a family trip during someone’s orthodontics appointment. No problem – give us a call to reschedule. We are happy to work with your schedule and make sure you can find the time to come in and meet with Dr. Chen.

If you will be gone for an extended period (more than six weeks), we recommend you visit TrueImage Orthodontics prior to leaving and schedule another visit shortly after your return.

Orthodontics Emergencies
If you’re on vacation and have an orthodontics emergency – either a popped wire, a broken bracket, or another issue, call our office ASAP. We can offer a short-term solution. Depending on the severity of the incident, we may advise you to meet with an orthodontist while on your travels. You may want to research a dental fare facility at your destination before you leave in case there is an emergency.

Before you go on a trip, make sure you bring extra dental wax, your retainers, cleaning solutions, and everything else you need for braces care in a special bag. That way you won’t forget anything!