Cleaning the Brace
If you were to look in my room right now, you would probably think I was some sort of hoarder - it's a bit of a tornado. Aside from that, I make sure to keep the rest of my life organized, but we all have a junk drawer (or in my case, just an entire room dedicated to messiness) in our life. Luckily, my brace and health fall into the organized category.
This includes cleaning my brace...I can't stand the thought of germs separated from my body by only a thin peace of clothing. Although cleaning your brace (at least in the way I do) won't get rid of all of the stains, it does kill off any bacteria that might be in the way, and that thought gives my mind ease.
Cleaning your brace is quick and easy, and definitely worth the couple of minutes that it takes. I use rubbing alcohol to clean my brace. It's especially easy to use if you put it in a spray bottle, which is what I do. I spray the alcohol around the inside of my brace, making sure to cover the entirety, but not using an excessive amount. Then, I use a paper towel to rub the alcohol away from the inside. Even though its safe to put on right away, I generally like to wipe the brace over again just to be sure that everything is dry. I then let it air out for a few minutes before putting it back on
I've found that this routine just helps my brace to stay that much cleaner and gives me a few minutes to just chill out and think. Hopefully you find this helpful in cleaning your brace, and even though it might be a hassle, remember, we're bent, not broken! :)
Hi, I'M Kate.
A 16 year old SoCal-raised student, swimmer, and scoliosis patient with a love for Netflix, Pinterest, and Harry Potter.