Getting braces during the summer might not seem like the most fun option, but there really is no better time! Here are a few reasons why we’ve found kids and parents enjoy starting orthodontic treatment during the summer months.
Less time missed from school and work
Normally, parents and children have a more flexible schedule during summertime. This makes attending appointments easier, keeping treatment time right on track.
Everyone loves going to the pool and being outside during summertime since the weather is so nice. Braces do not inhibit doing these fun activities! If anything, getting braces during the summer makes the first few months more bearable since there is more to keep you busy.
More time learn what foods you can and can not have
Over summer, you can eat whatever you want. This means that you can really figure out what foods work best for you while you’re in treatment. Braces can really change a person’s diet, so having the freedom to eat whatever you or your child wants, instead of choosing from a list in the cafeteria, can make this transition way easier on everyone.
The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you will finish
If you or your child want to wait until the end of summer to get started with orthodontic treatment, then that just means you are already a few months behind! The sooner you get your braces put on, the sooner you can get them taken off! This is what is so exciting about getting started right away.
Time to adjust
As many people know, getting braces is a really big life adjustment. There are a few things that you have to change about your lifestyle when you have braces. The main thing being oral hygiene. When you have braces, you have to spend a little bit more time brushing and flossing your teeth. Sometimes, it takes time to find the right oral hygiene routine for you. Over summer, there is plenty of time to make this adjustment and find your personal routine.
If you think you’re ready to get stared with braces this summer, give us a call at (913) 469-9191 to schedule an appointment! At Fry Orthodontics we are now offering video exams that can be done from the comfort of your own home. To schedule, click here!