Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Fayetteville and Bentonville

Traveling with Your Child Who has Braces

June 11, 2019

Traveling with Braces


Tools, Tips, and Tricks


When traveling with a child who has braces, at minimum, you need to have the following items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Wax (available at Wal-Mart)
  • Elastics or rubber bands
  • Proxy brushes “Go-Betweens”
  • Flossers for braces (Plaquers Orthopick)
  • Tongue Cleaners (Dentek Tongue Cleaner, Dentek Brush)
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Travel size Motrin or Advil for pain relief
  • Retainers

TIP: Poking wires or brackets from braces can be irritating. To resolve this, put wax on the bracket or wire that is rubbing. If the wire is long, use nail clippers to clip the wire as close as possible to the end, then schedule an appointment to be seen in our office as soon as possible.


There are cost effective ways to pack items for your child as they travel or attend camp. Here are a few items to have:

  • Container for retainers
  • Soap box for small items
  • Travel size box

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