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Orthodontic Tips When You’re Heading Back to School

Teenagers Orthodontics Marietta GA

If your teen or middle schooler is about to head back to school in braces, you’ll want to make sure they have everything they need to take care of their smile while they’re there. Even if in-person learning is delayed for a few weeks, take this time to go through the following tips from Dr. Kincer so that they’re ready when classes start:

Bring Extra Bands

Are they wearing elastics during the day? Consider getting a small bag or pill box for them to keep extras in. Some have a small mirror built into them, which makes it easier to put their bands on after lunch.

Carry a Proxy-Brush

These portable, tufted-end brushes make it easy to remove food and plaque buildup between braces and under arch wires. They’re a must-have for every orthodontic patient!

Pack a Small Toiletry Bag

Get a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your teeth and braces after meals or snacks. If you get desperate, use a dry toothbrush at your locker. The physical brushing will be helpful, even if you’re not at a sink and using toothpaste.

Up Your Water Intake

Water is a natural cleanser. It neutralizes acids and helps keep breath fresh. Encourage your student to keep a refillable water bottle with them throughout the day to stay hydrated, but also lubricate their mouth regularly. Especially if there aren’t a lot of water fountains around. Plus, it helps cut out extra sugars from sports drinks or soda.

Having trouble cleaning specific parts of your braces? Be sure to let us know! We’ll help you find a simple way to keep your smile clean between visits.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.

    Franny

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