With the ups and downs of the last year, a call to the orthodontist may have gotten pushed down on your to-do list. BUT, NO WORRIES! Summertime is actually a great time to start orthodontic treatment.

Schedules
No school, looser schedules and fewer sport commitments can make scheduling appointments a lot easier for kids — and a lot easier for moms and dads!

Break-In Period
It can take a little time to get used to braces — so what better time than summer!? Less responsibilities, flexible schedules and the ability to be at home gives kids a chance to get acclimated. Plus, it will be easier for them to deal with initial discomfort, establish hygiene routines and have easy access to brace-friendly foods.

Better Foods
Summertime foods are the best . . . ice cream, popsicles, watermelon, fresh corn (off the cob), hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salads and apple pie, just to name a few. And, all brace-friendly! Just remember to avoid sticky, crunchy or hard foods.

Easier Transition to Fall
When school starts up again this fall, kids will be pros at having braces. The adjustment period will be over and appointments will be already set. For those playing sports, be sure to get fitted for a brace-friendly mouth guard and spend some time getting comfortable with it.

Is it time for your braces? Contact Associated Orthodontists today! We offer cutting edge Damon® System Braces and Invisalign®, plus Complimentary Consultations, zero-percent interest payment plans and accept most major insurance plans. CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment or to find a location near you.

 

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