What is in a braces starter pack? Many adults and children obtain orthodontic treatments for their teeth. Braces are very common for people of all ages. That first day of treatment brings on a lot of excitement for those who are just starting to get the smile they deserve. Most can not wait until they see the progression of their teeth fall into the perfect position. The first thing they need to realize is that it will take a little extra work on their part until the day the braces come off.
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What is a Braces Starter Pack?
Some Orthodontists are now recommending that patients use a braces starter pack. In this kit, you will be able to carry all the essentials needed to clean your teeth, braces, and mouth. The kit can go wherever you go, whether it is to school, work, or even on a trip.
You will have a travel size mouthwash, toothpaste and other supplies needed to keep up with your oral hygiene. This is no matter where you are during the day or night. Having a beautiful smile is a gift and you will want to take care of your mouth while you are receiving treatment.
Reasons for Your Braces Starter Pack
The kit was designed to help you celebrate your first day of working towards a new smile. It will give you a place to keep all the essentials that you will need to carry with you. Keeping up with your oral hygiene will be important whether you have Invisalign braces or wire ones. You will need to make a few modifications to your daily routines while you are having treatments.
If you are going to school, your kit will come in handy so you can brush your teeth, floss, and rinse your mouth out after lunch. At work, you will need to do the same routine, brush your teeth, floss and rinse your mouth after your lunch break. If it is not possible to brush your teeth, you will have a special mouthwash. So you can at least rinse your mouth quickly and get the food debris that is stuck in your wire braces.
It takes only a few minutes of time to keep up with your oral hygiene and that is why the braces starter kits help you keep all your supplies together. Seeing your kit in your handbag, school bag or even a briefcase will remind you to clean your teeth. You will also have room in your Braces Starter Pack to add some dental wax, just in case of an emergency of a broken wire. If you have Invisalign braces you will not have to worry about a broken wire.
Some Items You Will Find in A Braces Starter Kit
Your starter pack should have the typical supplies that you need to keep up with your oral health care. The toothbrush and toothpaste would be in every kit, but other items may be some floss, and dental floss threaders, especially if you were shy on flossing as a daily routine before your treatments. For removing food particles, an interdental brush comes in handy for wire braces.
You will want a storage case to carry your plastic aligners. Some elastic bands and dental wax should be packed in your kit so you can take care of minor situations that might happen while away from home.
Another good idea is to keep a small mirror in your kit. There will be times when you can not get to a bathroom that has a mirror to see what is in your teeth or wire braces. If you have questions about what you should carry in your braces kit, ask your orthodontist for suggestions. So you have the supplies that you need daily and in case of a minor emergency.
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Locations Where You Should Keep Your Starter Kit
If you are a young adult and not driving yet, you will need to carry your kit with you most of the time that you are away from home. You can put it in your purse, backpack or even in its own bag. You will want to have your kit so you can brush, floss, and rinse your mouth during the day.
Adults can carry it with them or leave it in the car, so long as it is handy. You will need to brush and floss at least twice a day. You will also need your kit handy in case you get food stuck in your braces. Think about what you have going on for the day and just how much to put in your braces kit. You will want to take care of broken elastic bands and be able to protect your mouth from a broken wire with some wax.
When to Replenish Your Braces Kit
Every now and then you will need to replenish the essentials that you carry in your braces kit. If you are a parent, checking on the supplies in your child’s kit is essential. Check to see if he or she needs more toothpaste and that will tell you if they are keeping up with their oral hygiene while away from home.
Remind them how important it is to keep their braces and mouth clean while having treatments. Toothpaste does not have to be replaced every day, but it will need to be replaced during treatment times. The small trial-size toothpaste that comes with the first supplies will not last too long so it will need replacing.
A good way to keep track of your supplies is to set up a time each week to check yours or your children’s kits. If you do it just before you go shopping, then you can pick up any supplies that are needed for your kits. By checking your kits just before shopping you can add to your list those kit supplies that you do not use every day but are getting low on, like the dental wax.
Keep Motivated to Handling Your Kit
Personalize your child’s kit with fun colors, stickers or even rhinestones. Use a cute bag to put your supplies in for everyday use. Your child will enjoy pulling out something that no one else owns.
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Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.