Back to School

Back to School
Posted on 09/26/2017

blog26Sept2017When it comes to Muscle Shoals orthodontics, we at Hudson Orthodontics are here to offer one of the most comprehensive selection of high-quality treatments you’ll find around. You’re sure to find braces that suit you best here, from clear braces to traditional braces. For those that happened to undergo orthodontic treatment over the summer, they may find that going back to school with braces is a complicated new journey. For the benefit of those patients, we’d like to share several tips on how to make the transition go much more smoothly.

Bring a Braces-Friendly Lunch

If you’re wearing braces, it’s important to always remember that there are certain foods that can damage your braces. These foods to avoid include hard food and sticky food. While it’s simpler to pick and choose what you eat while you’re at home, you don’t always have that same luxury when you’re at a school cafeteria. That’s why we recommend packing your own lunch. You’ll be able to guarantee that you’ll have a lunch free of anything that could potentially harm your braces. We recommend bringing braces-friendly foods like soft sandwiches, pasta, and yogurt.

Take a Dental Kit Too

When you wear braces, you should brush after every meal. The reason why it’s important to brush more often is because there are many nooks and crannies in braces where food can get trapped in, allowing them to create tooth decay and other oral problems over time. While brushing after every meal may not be a problem during the summer, you may think that it’s not possible when you’re stuck at school for lunch. However, there’s a simple solution to this problem – bring

your own dental kit with you so you can brush at school! We recommend packing the following in your dental kit:

  • A travel toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Proxa Brush

Wear a Mouthguard During Sports

For students who play sports, it’s vital to wear a mouthguard during these activities. Mouthguards will help protect your braces, your mouth, and your teeth. While there are certain sports where a mouthguard is required (football, volleyball, and hockey), we recommend wearing them in any sport with the potential of physical contact. This can include baseball, soccer, and basketball.

Contact Your Muscle Shoals Orthodontist Today!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and let us know. If you’re looking to schedule an appointment with your provider of Muscle Shoals clear braces and other orthodontic treatments, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (256) 383-8736. We’re looking forward to making your orthodontic treatment process as convenient as possible!