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Dr. Mark Humphrey-Humphrey Orthodontics

Why is Summer the best time to start braces?

There are a lot of factors that go into the decision to begin braces or other orthodontic treatment. For parents of children starting in braces they have to consider their own work schedules, school schedules, and after school activities and sports. Here are some of the main reasons that summer is a great time to start achieving your ideal smile.
No school = more appointment flexibility  
There is no question that during the school year, everyone wants to avoid missing school (well, okay, maybe some children would prefer to skip a test or two). But typically, most parents like to schedule appointments at the beginning and end of the day to allow children the more time in the classroom. Longer appointments, like those needed when starting braces, are usually scheduled in the late morning and early afternoon. Summer time allows the flexibility in your child’s schedule to take advantage of this without missing school time.
Recuperate at home, instead of school.
Newer advancements in orthodontics have minimized the discomfort that can be felt by patients, but it’s still possible to have tender teeth and gum tissues. For many, it is easier to deal with the initial discomfort of treatment at home than at school.
Flexibility to tackle the unexpected
There tends to be an initial learning curve for patients when they first get braces. The beginning in the summer allows them to have the time to learn how to brush, floss and eat differently. Additionally, if there is a problem or broken bracket, it can be repaired in a quicker time frame without the need to miss classes. Give us a call today to start your journey to your new summer smile!