The Best Gifts for Kids with Braces
Christmas is just around the corner, and you want to find that perfect gift for each person on your list. When it comes to finding gifts for kids with braces, there are some definite do’s and don’ts, so make sure you pick the right gift ahead of time. This leaves you and your favorite kid with braces able to enjoy the holiday with no orthodontic mishaps!
The best thing to do when you get braces is to embrace them! This adorable T-shirt from Amazon allows kids to do just that—celebrate the metal in their mouth in a funny, relatable way. It is available in 10 different colors and comes in mens, womens, and kids sizes. Best of all, it’s only $19.99.
hum Electric Toothbrush
Dental hygiene becomes even more important when kids have braces, since there are so many places for bacteria and plaque to hide. To help kids brush better, get them this interactive hum electric toothbrush from Colgate. The toothbrush uses augmented reality to engage kids in a game while they brush their teeth. No longer will brushing seem like a chore, as kids can earn rewards each time they brush. Available for $19.99 directly from Colgate’s website, this is a great stocking stuffer for your favorite kid with braces.
Need a gift for an adult with braces? Colgate makes a hum toothbrush for adults too.
Waterpik Water Flosser
One of the more expensive items on this list, the Waterpik Water Flosser is worth every penny. Ringing in at $59.99, this flosser is designed for kids ages six and older and claims to be three times more effective at removing plaque around braces versus traditional flossing methods. When used correctly, it removes almost 100% of plaque on kids’ teeth, leaving them smiling bright on Christmas and into the New Year.
Chewy candies, like caramel and taffy, are absolute no-nos when it comes to gifts for kids with braces. While it may taste delicious, it will get stuck in their braces, potentially causing damage to the metal brackets and getting sugar stuck between the wires. Instead, give your favorite kid soft candies, like chocolate (sans nuts), KitKats, Three Musketeers, or Reeses. These are soft enough to avoid damaging any orthodontic gear but are still a yummy Christmas treat.
Gift Card for Ice Cream
Having braces can be tough around the holidays, since there are many foods and treats kids can’t eat. Instead, surprise them with a gift card to their favorite ice cream shop! This is a treat they can enjoy without having to worry about damaging their braces. Just make sure to avoid getting nuts or hard candies as toppings!
DentaKit Braces Survival Kit
A gift designed specifically for kids with braces, the DentaKit Braces Survival Kit comes packed with braces necessities for only $29.99. Stored in a water-resistant case available in red, blue, or black, the kit includes a folding cup, floss, dental pick, toothbrush, toothpaste, and mirror. Gone is your kid’s stress about food stuck in their braces; with the DentaKit, they can floss and brush after each meal. The kit case also comes with extra pockets to store lip gloss and chapstick.
Shopping for the perfect gift can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be with this handy gift guide! Get the kids with braces in your life something that will make their journey to a better smile easier. And if you’re ready to explore next orthodontic steps for you and your kids, please contact Fravel Brewer Orthodontics for your free consultation!
Fravel Brewer Orthodontics has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles as the preferred orthodontist in Winter Garden, Ocoee, and West Orange County, Florida for almost 30 years. Treatment options for kids and adults include Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, ceramic braces, and silver braces. Call us at (407) 656-0001 to schedule a free consultation today!