1 Jul 2019

Summer braces, hooray!

It might not seem like an obvious first choice, but if your child could benefit from braces, summer is actually a really good time to get started! There are, as you might not know, numerous reasons to start down the orthodontic path during summer.

One of the biggest reasons is simply logistics. School’s out! When schedules relax a little bit, vacations are taken, and days are a little bit slower, we can find a little extra time to carve out for some or the initial appointments that can take a little longer than usual. No missed school days! Summer can be handy that way.

As well, kids have an easier and more comfortable time getting used to their braces. Before they see many of their peers in the fall, they can adjust to their new look, how they feel, how to eat, and work through some of the anxieties that teens can have about braces. They might even forget that the braces are there!

Lastly, summer has a tendency to create and promote growth spurts in teens. While the studies aren’t exactly certain why, growth spurts tend to occur in the long days of hot summer. This makes summer an ideal time to start orthodontics. Whatever the root cause, the fact is that it’s ideal to get braces on before that growth. It ensures that your child’s teeth will move into their desired positions while they are growing.

Braces are a pretty big deal and ought to be carefully considered. At The Greatest Smiles on Earth, summer is the best time to begin. Call us today for your free orthodontic assessment and we can also tell you how to gear up for fall with sports- and brace-friendly mouth guards for the new season’s sports!