Summer Break is a GREAT time to start orthodontic treatment!
Posted on 05/25/2017

Summer Break is a GREAT time to start orthodontic treatment!

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Summer break is here!!  Schedules will soon fill up with camps, sports, activities, and vacations. So many fun things to do, so little time!! 

Summer can also be a great time to get started with braces or Invisalign.  It's such a big, exciting step for children and teens!  Starting orthodontic treatment over the summer break provides many advantages to patients AND parents.  Here are a few:

  • Ease of scheduling - Free from the demands the busy school year brings, patients are able to get a jump start on their treatment during the lazy days of summer. Scheduling is much easier without a school schedule in the way.  Having more appointments during the summer break will minimize the amount of appointments during work and school!
  • Time to adjust - Starting braces or Invisalign is a new commitment that will take some time getting used to, so patients will have plenty of time to adjust to life with braces or Invisalign trays before heading back to school.  Oral hygiene takes more time.  Summer is a great time to learn how to brush and floss the new orthodontic appliances properly without feeling rushed.
  • Frozen treats!!  Summer means ice cream, frozen yogurt, and smoothies, which feel amazing to sore teeth after getting braces and after adjustments.  Just don't forget to brush!!

We are scheduling summer appointments now, so don't wait to get your child scheduled and ​send them back to school in the fall feeling more confident in their smile!!