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If you are currently aligning your smile with braces, there are a few things you can do to make your life a bit easier. One of those things is to keep an orthodontic handbag with you at all times. In that orthodontic handbag, you’ll have important and helpful products, like:

· Orthodontic wax: Orthodontic wax is extremely helpful throughout the day, especially if a section of your appliance is poking and bothering you. If you have it with you at all times, you will never feel the discomfort of braces and your mouth will remain in tip-top shape.

· Lip balm: When you have braces, your lips tend to chap. So, it’s best to keep lip balm in your handbag. Using your lip balm will help you keep your lips moist and plump.

· Orthodontic elastics: If you currently wear elastics with your braces, it’s best to carry extras with you. This is because the elastics tend to break after you have been talking, smiling, and even singing throughout the day.

· Travel-sized oral hygiene tools: It’s very important for you to brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack. If you do, your smile will remain clean and fresh. So, keep a small toothbrush and toothpaste with you as well as a flossing product of your choice.

If you need any of these products, there is a high chance that you will find them at the grocery store. When it comes to orthodontic wax and elastics, please feel free to ask our Champion Orthodontics orthodontic team for more. We also encourage you to call 209.575.5888 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald Champion if you have any concerns with your braces. We are here to help you!