Are you currently packing to go on vacation? If so, you must be so excited to travel, enjoy authentic food, and visit beautiful places. However, if you’re an Invisalign patient, you might have many questions overwhelming your mind about traveling with aligners.
You do not have to worry, being away from home while receiving orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stay on track and travel with your aligners.
Pack the Essential Dental Items
While you’re packing, make sure you prepare an exclusive kit that is filled with all of your dental essentials. Here are some of the essential items you will need to include in your kit:
- Floss – Don’t forget to pack your dental floss. You will need to clean between your teeth at least once a day.
- Toothbrush – You should always pack multiple toothbrushes to take with you. Try to keep one in every bag so that you’re always able to clean your teeth after eating or drinking.
- Mouthwash – Rinsing with mouthwash is the perfect way to clear any debris that simply brushing your teeth won’t eliminate.
- Extra aligners – If you’re going to be away from home for a few weeks or more, you will likely be due for a retainer change during that time. Take some extra sets with you.
Stay on Track
Vacation is the perfect time to sit back and relax. You can say goodbye to the daily grind for a brief while and simply live. However, there is one thing you still need to keep in mind, dental care. You must continue to stay on track with your dental routine by brushing at least twice a day and flossing every night before bed.
You will need to meet the necessary hours of wearing your Invisalign aligner. Setting a timer can help you stay on track.
Make Sure the Tap Water Is Safe
Contrary to popular belief, not all tap water is the same. Depending on where you travel to, you will need to be cautious about the tap water. To be prepared, carry a bottle of safe water on hand to use instead.
Let Your Dentist Know Before You Leave
Before you depart for your vacation, make sure you schedule an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist. They will give you some more tips and tricks to stay on track with your treatment while you’re away. They can also adjust any upcoming appointments you may have.
By following these tips, you can ensure a fuss-free vacation! The team at I Song Orthodontics is here to help you care for your Invisalign while on vacation. Contact us today at (510) 528-2220 to schedule an appointment.