5 Gift Ideas For Someone In Braces!

The holidays are right around the corner, creating an exciting festive vibe in every school, home, and workplace for miles around. With all that holiday spirit in the air, you might find yourself in the mood to make cookies for Santa and start picking up gifts for all your loved ones.

Although you have an idea of what to get most of your friends, you’re at a loss for what to get the teenager in your life who was just fitted with braces. Teenagers are hard enough to shop for as it is, so you normally just get them a gift card to their favorite store. With such a momentous time in their life, though, you’ll want to get them something special to commemorate the new orthodontic gear. Luckily for you, our team at Ortho South has the perfect gift list for your favorite braces-clad teen for the holidays!

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5 Great Gift Ideas:



1.  A Braces Survival Kit

Sometimes braces are a bit hard to get used to, and teens can be completely unprepared for their new metal mouth. What better gift to give a teen recently fitted with braces than a handy braces survival kit packed with braces essentials?! Be sure to include a mini hand mirror to check for leftover food, a pop-up folding cup for rinsing, a mini toothbrush and toothpaste for on-the-go-cleaning, orthodontic wax for poking wires, braces-friendly floss, a bottle of mini mouthwash, and some lip balm. You can even include all of these essentials in a cool little bag in their favorite color for a fun, personalized touch.


2. High-Quality Brushing Essentials

When braces are fitted to teeth, brushing can get a bit more complicated because food and plaque love to linger on brackets and between wires. Why not give your teen an electric toothbrush designed specifically for braces? You can get some amazing ones that are gentle on wires and brackets but tough on food particles, and most are even made with built-in timers to ensure the proper amount of brushing time for healthy braces-covered teeth.


3. A Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

There is nothing more important than flossing to maintain a healthy mouth, especially when teeth are fitted with orthodontic work. Floss is tiresome and difficult for teens to work through their gear, but a Waterpik relives them of the arduous task of manual flossing and replaces it with an effective and gentle water jet that dislodges stuck food particles from teeth. The Waterpik can additionally act as a pain reliever for recently tightened brackets with its cooling burst of water and gentle water pressure on sore gums.


4. A Basket of Braces-Friendly Goodies

There are a lot of treats that are off the table for people in braces, including some of your teen’s favorite snacks. A good gift option for a teen in braces during the holidays is a basket full of braces-friendly goodies including hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, soft chocolates, soft sugar cookies, and a gift card to their favorite ice cream shop!


5. A Locker Mirror and Organizer

Teens are sometimes uncomfortable smiling in their new braces, but you can alleviate their worries by gifting them a magnetic locker mirror and magnetic locker organizer so they can check their reflection discreetly between classes for food that might be stuck in their braces from lunch and store some extra braces essentials in their organizer for between-class emergencies.


Shopping for loved ones is one of the best parts of the holiday season, and with this trusty braces-friendly gift guide, the teenager in your life will be thrilled and touched that you thought of their braces milestone when shopping for them.


Have more questions about braces or gift ideas, please feel free to contact us via our website or simply call 205-664-4140 to talk to one of our friendly smile experts.


We are always here to help you with any of your orthodontic needs.

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