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My Kid Has Braces; What Are Good Stocking Stuffers for Them?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ortegaortho @ 10:52 pm
Teen with braces

The holiday season should be fun for kids, but those with braces need to take special care when celebrating. Many people wear braces at some point during childhood in order to correct alignment issues with their teeth. While braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic method that can treat even complex cases, wearing them requires no small amount of effort on the part of the patient. Care includes special daily cleaning rituals and dietary restrictions to protect the teeth and braces from damage and infections. Here are a few braces-friendly stocking stuffers to help kids with braces enjoy the holidays.

An Electric Toothbrush Can Be a Great Gift

One great thing about oversized stockings is that they have plenty of room for dental supplies. Electric toothbrushes have come a long way over the decades and are now recommended by dentists for superior daily cleaning results. Electric toothbrushes can make it easier to reach those tiny areas in braces. Modern versions include timers to help users brush their teeth long enough and some can even connect with smartphone apps to give real-time hygiene advice or even turn the process into a game.

Travel Cases Can Make It Easier to Pack a Dental Hygiene Kit

Children often love to sleep over at friends’ houses, go camping, and engage in other overnight social activities. However, a child with braces will need to carry their dental hygiene supplies with them in order to keep their teeth and braces clean and progressing appropriately. A fun travel case can give your child a stylish place to keep their dental equipment. These cases come in a variety of colors and some even carry the image of popular cartoon characters. This can make dental care just a bit more fun for a child who might be increasingly eager to get out of their braces.

A Photo Session Coupon Can Give a Kid Something to Look Forward To

Children aren’t usually eager to show off their braces in photographs. Giving your child a voucher for a photo session can allow them to commemorate how they looked with braces or even to celebrate the day they have them removed. A photo session can be a great way to show your child how proud you are of them as well as to celebrate what a wonderful and beautiful kid they are.

Wearing braces can at times be a frustrating or uncomfortable experience, but it’s still important for children to enjoy the holiday season. With these braces-friendly stocking stuffers, you can help your child enjoy this festive time of year while keeping on top of their treatment.

About the Author

Dr. William “Vaughn” Holland earned his dental degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he pursued a unique, five-year dual specialty program in both Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, making him one of about ten such specialists in the entire United States. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. His office offers traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and other orthodontic services. For more information on helping a child who wears braces, contact the office online or dial (904) 388-4600.

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