Summer has finally come and Glaser Orthodontics in Westchester wants to make sure his/her patients are ready to take care of their braces. For many parents, sending kids away to summer camp for weeks or even months is a summer tradition. Whether the camp is in Westchester or further away, Glaser Orthodontics wants to make sure their patients understand how to care for their braces. Taking care of your braces during the summer and at camp should not hinder summer fun. Follow some important tips from Glaser Orthodontics.
Dr. Glaser says it’s important to maintain the same oral care and routine kids have at home while away, so their braces stay in shape. Dr. Glaser and the staff at Glaser Orthodontics recommend giving your child a “braces camp kit” filled with all the necessities related to their teeth. The kit can include plenty of extra toothbrushes and wax in case a wire breaks. The important thing is to maintain clean teeth while you are away from Westchester. If anything were to happen to the braces, inform the counselors so the camp can call Glaser Orthodontics to see if an emergency appointment is necessary. The main thing is for your camper to be comfortable until you resume your regular schedule with Glaser Orthodontics back in Westchester. Just like at-home eating habits, the same instructions are given while away at camp; avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods.
Our main goal at Glaser Orthodontics is to make sure your Westchester camper is completely prepared to maintain their braces during the summer months. If you want to schedule a visit before they leave, feel free to stop by or call us! Last but not least, while away at camp, Dr. Glaser says have fun and see you back in Westchester when you return!