April 23rd, 2018
Spring break is quickly arriving and soon after that, summer will be here. For many patients out there, this will mean traveling out of town on vacations and other fun adventures. However, just because you’re going to be leaving your everyday life behind, it doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to do the same for your orthodontics. Braces and other orthodontics will still require the same constant care and unfortunately, there still exists the same possibility that emergencies may occur. As your trusted choice for an orthodontist in Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse, NY, we at CFSS Braces want to help ensure that you’re prepared for such orthodontics emergencies even when you’re out of town.
Our Tips for Taking Care of Orthodontics Emergencies
If you’re leaving town while undergoing orthodontic treatment, we recommend following these tips to help take care of any emergencies that may occur to your orthodontics:
- Make sure to bring an emergency kit with you on your trip. This should include orthodontic wax, tweezers, elastics, or any additional aligners if you’re undergoing treatment with Invisalign. By bringing these extra supplies with you, you’ll be well-prepared in case you lose anything or something happens to go wrong during your vacation.
- Also, be prepared to get crafty during your trip if you feel like the wire of your braces is becoming bothersome. While in most cases, you can simply come to our office and have your orthodontist take care of it, you won’t have that same luxury when you’re on vacation. Since that’s not an option, we recommend utilizing a small pencil eraser or a similar item to push the wire back into position. If that doesn’t work, you can always use a pair of nail clippers (that have been sterilized in alcohol) to clip off the offending part of the wire.
- Finally, remember to give us a call if you feel like you’re experiencing an orthodontic emergency that you don’t think can wait until you get back home. While you won’t be able to make it to our office during your trip, we’ll be able to give you help over the phone and even assist you in finding a nearby orthodontist to provide immediate attention if necessary.
Contact Your Orthodontist in Fulton, Fayetteville, and Syracuse, NY!
Have any other questions for us? Feel free to get in touch with us and let us know! We at CFSS Braces will be glad to help you however we can! If you’re interested in scheduling a visit with us for our Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse, NY braces and other orthodontics, we encourage you to fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at (315) 458-0020. We can’t wait to hear from you!