Traditional braces, or those made with wires and brackets and o-rings, typically trap food particles in thus make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly in just a few minutes. In addition, it won’t be enough to simply use an ordinary toothpaste and toothbrush to clean the teeth.
This is why preparing a braces cleaning kit is essential, to be used especially when you’re traveling. You need to have a container to hold everything for the proper cleaning of your teeth. Many of the braces cleaning kits available in the market today already include your standard toothpaste and toothbrush, plus dental wax and dental floss. They range from the simple to the ultrachic. Sometimes, there’s even a special braces cleaning kit for certain types of braces such as the Invisalign invisible braces.
A bag to put everything in
There are people who may want to include items that are not available in the pre-packaged kits sold in shops. If you’re one of them, you’re better off assembling your own to make it more personalized.
The first thing you have to get is a bag to keep all of the stuff in. The container must be handy and easy to bring with you wherever you go. It should be able to fit in the bag which you carry with you everyday, such as a handbag or a knapsack.
The bag should also be sealable to keep its contents clean, and you may either choose a velcro- or zipper-closing pouch, or perhaps those pretty tri-fold type cases which are tied up with a satin ribbon – it’s up to you.
The best types are small pouches with widths that can fit the longest items in your kit, such as the toothbrush. Men can look for small bags in neutral colors such as black or beige so they won’t get mistaken for purses.
Place the following items inside the Braces cleaning kit: toothbrush, preferably angled to get to the hard-to-reach spots; toothpaste; dental wax; dental floss; interdental picks; and a retractable cup to hold water with. Some even include mirrors, much like a dentist’s mirror, to be able to see areas which may not be easy to view. Don’t forget to throw in breath mints or mouthwash in a tiny container to keep your breath fresh after every meal.
A braces cleaning kit is extremely important for brace wearers because if food particles are left lodged between the metal parts for a long time, it may result in bad breath, or worse, dental caries. The kit should make it convenient for you to have a quick cleanup whenever you need it, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re at work, visiting a friend, or taking a vacation.