Tips For Traveling With Orthodontics
We don’t know how you feel, but we are thrilled that the warm weather is finally upon us. With the summer season starting soon, we have loved hearing about all of the plans our patients have for the summer. We know that many of you are going on day trips, relaxing with friends and family, and going on vacation. Not that we want to be negative during all the fun, but it is important to be mindful of your orthodontic treatment this summer. Not preparing correctly for a trip or forgetting your restrictions while out and about can lead to complications with your treatment plan. Read on to learn more.
Orthodontic Tips for the Summer
There is something special about the summer that we all love. We know that many of you have exciting plans for the summer and not preparing correctly for a trip or forgetting your restrictions while out and about can lead to complications with your treatment plan. Here are some things to remember:
Going on vacation comes with a lot of planning and packing. If you are receiving orthodontic treatment and have hardware that needs to be packed, it is imperative that you are sure you have what you need. This is especially important if you wear clear aligners. Forgetting your next set of trays when you are traveling can be detrimental to your treatment plan. Don’t forget to bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, and any other tools you may need, even if you don’t use them daily. While it may seem like it would be easy to get common supplies, if you do not have a vehicle or you are in a remote location, it will be harder to find these items.
Remember Your Food Restrictions
While you are away or enjoying the summer fun, it is important to remember your food restrictions. It can be tempting to enjoy something you love, but it’s not worth the risk if you experience a complication. This is particularly important if you are traveling and are not able to get to our office. We would hate for you to experience an emergency and be stuck without proper care.
As always, if you have any questions or problems be sure to contact our office, which is located in Southfield, MI, and we will be happy to help! We hope you have an amazing start to summer!