With the holiday season here, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for our loved ones. If you have a friend or family member with braces, you may be wondering what gifts would be practical and enjoyable for them. Luckily, there are many great options out there that can make their orthodontic journey a little easier and more fun. As an orthodontic office that specializes in creating beautiful smiles, we have put together a holiday shopping guide full of gifts for those with braces.
One of the most challenging things for those with braces is flossing. Traditional floss can be tricky to maneuver around brackets and wires, but floss picks are specially designed to make flossing with braces a breeze. They come in a variety of colors and flavors, making them a fun and practical stocking stuffer for someone with braces.
Another great option for flossing with braces is a water flosser. This handy device shoots a steady stream of water to clean between teeth and around braces. It’s a perfect gift for those who struggle with traditional floss or have braces and want to maintain good oral hygiene.
Oral Care Kit
Braces require a little extra care when it comes to oral hygiene, so an oral care kit can make for a great gift. You can put together a kit with items such as a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash, and lip balm. These essentials will help keep their teeth and braces clean and healthy.
Soft Food Cookbook
Eating with braces can be a challenge, especially during the initial stages of treatment. A soft food cookbook can provide fun and creative recipes that are easy to eat with braces. It’s a thoughtful gift that can make mealtime less stressful for someone with braces.
Brackets and wires can sometimes irritate the inside of the mouth, causing discomfort. Fortunately, orthodontic wax can be applied to the braces to create a smooth surface and protect the soft tissues of the mouth. It’s an affordable and practical stocking stuffer that can provide some relief for someone with braces.
Customized Braces Case
A personalized braces case is not only a thoughtful gift, but it also serves as a reminder for those with braces to keep track of their aligners and other orthodontic supplies. You can customize the case with their name, favorite color, or a fun design to make it more special.
An electric toothbrush can make brushing with braces more manageable. These brushes have smaller, rotating brush heads that can reach around brackets and wires to remove plaque and food debris. Some even come with a timer to ensure a thorough cleaning.
Just because someone has braces doesn’t mean they can’t indulge in some holiday treats. There are plenty of braces-friendly options, such as soft chocolates and ice cream. You can put together a gift basket filled with these treats that they can enjoy while still taking care of their braces.
Fun Braces Accessories
Braces don’t have to be boring! There are many accessories designed specifically for braces, such as colored elastics, glittery ligatures, and patterned cases. You can give them a fun set of accessories to help them express their personality and style.
With these gift ideas, you can show your loved ones with braces that you support and care about them. These gifts for those with braces can make their orthodontic journey a little easier and more enjoyable. From all of us at our office, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season!