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Do you want to have a good spring break this year? If so, then you need to keep your braces in mind. Doing so, as well as caring for your braces, can help you avoid problems and can help you have the easy-going spring break you want. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Laura Rothe, encourages you to have a good spring break with your braces by doing the following things:

-Pack your oral hygiene kit: This is important because you’ll need the essentials of caring for your smile and braces. Cleaning your teeth, gums and appliance can help you avoid dental and orthodontic problems and it can help you keep your smile and braces in the best shape possible.

-Pack your mouthguard: Your mouthguard can help you if you participate in high-contact activities. In fact, it can help you avoid a broken appliance and knocked-out and broken teeth! This is possible because it can absorb the force applied to your smile and braces when you suffer a blow to the face.

-Avoid chewy and sticky foods: These types of foods can damage your braces and even cause dental issues. This is because they pull the brackets off the teeth as well as cling to the braces and wear down and damage the tooth enamel. It’s best to eat more braces-friendly foods.

Do you have any questions about how to have a good spring break with braces? Or do you have questions about braces in Elkhorn, Nebraska? If so, contact Skyline Orthodontics at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 402.289.3232 and our orthodontic team will be happy to help you!