At the Greatest Smiles on Earth, we love helping kids improve their oral health, appearance, and overall confidence with brand new smiles. If your child could benefit from braces, summer is an excellent time to get started on improving your child’s smile. There are, as you might not know, numerous reasons to start down the orthodontic path during summer.
One of the biggest reasons relates directly to your kids’ comfort level. Being that most are out of school in the summer, the basic need to schedule appointments is significantly easier than navigating school absences. 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 debunk some of the anxieties that teens can have about braces.
And let’s be frank for a minute. It can be difficult to get teens to pick up after themselves, let alone start and maintain proper oral hygiene habits. Summer and the onset of braces can shape the way a child needs to maintain their smile. A new change in the mouth can spur a change of habits. They can start new habits and more easily maintain them.
When to get braces is a personal decision for every family. However, at Greatest Smiles on Earth, we like to say that the best time to start is NOW! Summer is the best time to begin. Call us today for your free orthodontic assessment and we can tell you how to gear up for fall with sports- and brace-friendly mouth guards for the new season’s sports!