Will My Braces Go Off (Beep) in an Airport?

If you just got braces or you’re supposed to get braces soon, you may be wondering what life will be like. Will life be different or will things be just the same just, but with a cool new smile? Most importantly, you may be wondering ‘Will my braces go off in the airport?’ This is actually a common question that many individuals frequently wonder about.

However, you should know that this is only a myth! According to the School of Orthodontics at Jacksonville University in Florida, your braces will not set off the metal detector during airport security. It is true that braces are made of metal, but they’re made of materials that do not interfere with the detectors at the airport. So no need to worry about this if you have any trips coming up! You’ll be able to swiftly move through security without any troubles. Whether you are hoping in your Phenom 300e private jet or going to RDU, you won’t have to worry about your braces.

To answer your other questions, life may seem different with braces, but it’s really not! You just may have to make a larger effort to protect your braces making sure that your wires and brackets don’t break. For starters, be conscious of what you’re eating! Avoid chewy, crunchy, or sticky foods that could easily damage a bracket or wire. The last thing you want to do is make an emergency trip to the orthodontist when accidents can easily be prevented.

Additionally, live life to the fullest with your braces! Find enjoyment in picking out colors (if you choose) and take pride in your treatment. While some days may be easier than others with your braces, you’ll never forget the happiness they’ve brought you once you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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If you are interested in braces in the Raleigh, NC area or have more questions concerning braces, please contact Gladwell Orthodontics as soon as possible! We have three offices conveniently located in the Raleigh Triangle area and would love to help you achieve your dream smile.