3 Back to School Tips for Braces Wearers


The fun Marietta, Georgia summer is over, and kids are going back to school.  With the busy life of a new school year, your child may start to neglect their teeth and put their orthodontic treatment on the back burner.

The effects of improper dental care while wearing braces can be detrimental to your natural teeth. Talk with your child to make sure that they understand the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth all year long.

As a parent, there are certain things that you can do to help make this transition easier for your children. Here are some tips:

  1. Place A Note in Their Lunch Box

Taking a break and chit-chatting with friends is a huge distraction.  Along with your child’s “braces approved lunch” include a note reminding them to brush their teeth when they get done eating.

  1. Having an Alarm

Better yet, you could have them set an alarm on their phone that goes off toward the end of their lunch period, reminding them to brush their teeth.

  1. Set Them Up with A Hygiene Pack

Get your child a little pouch that they can carry to lunch with them and include handy tools that they may need throughout the whole day.  For example, a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss and threader floss, mouthwash, chap-stick for dry lips, dental wax to protect lips and tongue from rubbing on braces, rubber bands in case one breaks, and a small mirror to check braces during class.

Have A Healthy School Year

The orthodontists at East Cobb Orthodontics in Marietta, Georgia wish for a wonderful and healthy school year for all area students.  If you or your child need braces or an orthodontic consultation, come see us today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthodontics

East Cobb Orthodontics – Marietta Orthodontist
2810 Lassiter Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 993-7118