How to Create A Back-To-School Braces Kit

Back-to-School Orthodontic Care


Now that the season of books and backpacks has arrived, many kids will now have a multitude of things going on. With homework, new classes, and catching up with friends, your child’s braces will probably be the last thing on their mind. Yet a hectic schedule doesn’t mean that your child should neglect their braces. At Accorde Orthodontics in Albertville, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Rogers, MN, we understand that starting a new school year can also create a hectic schedule. That is why our orthodontists suggest creating a back-to-school kit for your child’s braces.

Benefits of Making a Braces Kit

Whether your child is busy with school work, sports, or just hanging out with their friends, a braces kit will help them take care of their braces when they’re on the go. Having a braces kit will help your child always be prepared, with the tools they need, to maintain day-to-day care or for emergencies. Our Rogers orthodontists recommend creating kits for kids not only because of their usefulness, but also because of the convenience! Kids can keep their braces kit in their car, locker, or backpack to access whenever they need to!

How to Create a Back-to-School Braces Kit

Creating a travel kit for your braces is pretty simple. Our Maple Grove orthodontists recommend using a zippered bag to store all the necessary orthodontic tools that you will need to care for your braces. Our orthodontists also recommend the following items:

  • Toothbrush & Fluoride Toothpaste: A busy schedule doesn’t have to ruin your child’s brushing routine! Now your child can brush their teeth after their lunch, or elsewhere if they have other afterschool activities planned.

  • Extra Elastics: If your child wears rubber bands, they are bound to snap at times. Having extra rubber bands will ensure that your child will maintain their orthodontic routine.

  • Dental Floss, Floss Threaders, And Proxy Brushes: For the tricky things that get stuck in your child’s braces, it’s always good to have floss on hand. Now your child doesn’t have to walk around with food stuck in their teeth.

  • Orthodontic Wax: Wax is a great temporary fix for when a wire breaks and pokes your cheek. IT can help relieve any pain, until your child can visit their Rogers orthodontist after school!

  • Over-the-counter Painkillers: When you just get your wires tightened or braces put on, your teeth can be a little sensitive and sore. Having painkillers on hand can help ease your child’s pain so they can focus on school!

Schedule an Appointment With Your Albertville Orthodontist Today!

At Accorde Orthodontic, we work hard to help our patients achieve a beautiful smile, no matter how hectic their schedule is. That is why we strive to offer our patients customized treatments that work with their lifestyle, without sacrificing the care and comfort they deserve. If you are considering braces for yourself or your children in the Champlin, MN area, please feel free to contact us. Our orthodontic team are here to answer any of your questions or book an appointment. We are excited to hear from you and start your path towards a beautiful smile!