Summer is the best time of year for many Texas families. With kids out of school and nice weather, this is a popular time to spend time outside and go on vacations. Even though you might not think about it, summer is also a great time for you or your child to start orthodontic treatment. There are a lot of good reasons to stop by your orthodontist’s office before school starts again, which we’ll list below.
Simply put, summer is a great time for kids, teens, and adults to make changes. Patients will have more time to get used to their orthodontic appliances at home during the summer.
Making Appointments is Easier
We know how hard it can be when your family’s schedule is already full to find time to make appointments. It’s much easier to fit appointments into your schedule during the summer, especially at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment, when you usually need to see your orthodontist the most.
Easier to Find Braces-Friendly Meal Ideas
When you have more free time in the summer, it’s easier to plan meals that are safe to eat when you have braces. When you’re at home, you don’t have to worry about work or school, so you can go online and look up some great meal ideas.
Adjustment Period for Teens
Some people need time to get used to having braces on their teeth. When you first get braces, it may take a little practice to speak clearly. Some kids worry about what their classmates will think of them because of how they look with braces. But when teens get braces over the summer, they have plenty of time to get used to them and feel good about themselves by the time school starts back up again in the fall.
Handling Orthodontic Emergencies
Today’s braces are a lot more comfortable and very unlikely to cause you issues if you are traveling or away on vacation. If you’re away from home and unsure of something, you can always call your orthodontist’s office for recommendations and guidance.
Get Started Today!
If you (or your child) could benefit from orthodontic treatment, now is a great time to start your orthodontic journey toward a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles! The specialists at Texas Association of Orthodontists know there’s a lot to keep in mind when choosing a provider and want you to have all the facts before making such a big decision. Click here to search our online directory to find a specialist near you.