October is National Orthodontic Health Month, introduced by the American Association of Orthodontists to highlight the importance of orthodontics for a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile. That’s why as your award-winning, Tulsa, OK orthodontist, Dr. Anand Patel at The Brace Place wants to offer five ways to keep you and your kids’ oral and orthodontic health top of mind this month.
Hold Back A Little On The Halloween Haul
Since October is also Halloween season, candy is an expected and much anticipated part of the month. But it’s not always so great for oral health. Dr. Patel recommends enjoying treats in moderation and ensuring at least a swish of water if not brushing your teeth after indulging.
Make An Orthodontic Appointment
If an initial visit to the orthodontist has been on the to-do list for a while, National Orthodontic Health Month is a great time for you to get it checked off. The Brace Place makes it easy, with free initial consultations at our bright and welcoming Tulsa and Claremore, OK orthodontic offices. Schedule your appointment today.
Share A Smile On Social Media
Do you or your children have braces or clear aligners? Snap a smiley selfie and use the hashtag #NationalOrthodonticHealthMonth to join with others on the journey to a healthier, happier smile.
Switch Up The Braces Elastics
Have you been sporting the same elastics colors since the beginning of your braces treatment? Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month by switching up the look of your braces. At The Brace Place, we offer modern metal and ceramic braces that you can personalized with your choice of elastics. This month, try orange, black, white, or a combination of these for a Halloween theme.
Put Together an Orthodontic Travel Kit
Pack a small dental and orthodontic to-go kit with oral health and braces or clear aligner essentials. It’s handy for keeping teeth clean throughout the day and for emergencies. A travel-sized toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and dental floss keep teeth and braces free of plaque and food debris wherever you go. Include orthodontic wax, a compact mirror, and tissues. Don’t forget a clear aligner storage case if using Invisalign® or your custom mouthguard if you play sports.