Build a Back to School Braces Kit

It may be hard to believe – but it’s already time to break out the backpacks and stock up on school supplies. As your Melbourne orthodontist, there’s one other important thing to prepare: a back to school braces kit. What should your kit contain? Here are the basics!

Back to School Braces Kit:

-Wax: If a bracket is causing irritation, a piece of wax can provide much needed relief so your child can continue to focus on class.

-Toothbrush & Toothpaste: A travel toothbrush or disposable toothbrush is important for post-lunch smile cleanup. Don’t forget a small tube of toothpaste and mouthwash for minty fresh breath!

-Floss: Having floss as part of a basic braces kit can help remove lodged debris that a toothbrush just can’t reach.

-Mirror: A small mirror can be used for quick smile checks.

-Extra Rubber Bands: If rubber bands are part of your child’s treatment, send some extra to school with your child since bands sometimes break or get lost.

So with the start of school just around the corner, it’s time to get your school year smile ready! We wish all the patients of Melbourne Orthodontics a happy first day and beyond.