Supplies

With these supplies on hand, you will be prepared to handle the most common problems with braces:
Non-medicated orthodontic relief wax
Dental floss
Sterile tweezers
Small, sharp clippers suitable for cutting wire (such as a fingernail clipper)
Q-tips
Salt
Interproximal brush
Non-prescription pain reliever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen or any over-the-counter medication typically used for a headache)
Oral topical anesthetic (such as Orabase or Ora-Gel)