Benefits of Summertime Orthodontics

Benefits of Summertime Orthodontics
Posted on 04/02/2018

As the heat starts to set in and school starts to wrap up with finals and last few days of class, excitement starts to build as you realize that summer is finally here! The perfect season for vacations, ice-cold treats, sleeping in late, and orthodontics. If you’re wondering if we really meant to put orthodontics in that list, don’t worry, because we definitely did. While we help people achieve new smiles year round here in Brighton, summertime is actually the perfect time to get started with orthodontic treatment and start on the path to a perfect, healthy smile, especially for kids who are enjoying summer vacation. Here are some advantages of getting started with orthodontics in the summer.

Breaking In the Braces (Or Invisalign)

When you first start orthodontic treatment, you now have this new appliance that is putting a small amount of pressure on your teeth to move them into their ideal positioning. Since that pressure was never there before, most new orthodontic patients will experience a short phase of discomfort. It should fade away in a matter of days as you get accustomed to your braces or Invisalign, but for kids who start their orthodontic care when they’re in school, those few days of discomfort can seriously throw off their concentration in class or put them under a bit of extra stress that they didn’t need. By starting in summer, your kids get the chance to adjust to their braces or Invisalign aligners before they head back to school.

Adjusting To New Habits & Routines

Whether your kids get braces or Invisalign, there are going to be a few changes to their daily routine that they’re going to need adopt. With braces, there are certain dietary restrictions that are necessary to prevent the braces from being damaged or broken, such as avoiding hard and sticky foods. They’re also going to need to get accustomed to spending a little more time with their oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to ensure that they clean all the food particles and bacteria that gets caught in the braces. For Invisalign, your kids have to get accustomed to wearing their aligners regularly and only taking them out when they eat or brush their teeth. When getting started with treatment in the summer, you give your kids the chance to focus on adapting to these new, important routines to ensure that they get the best smile possible when they’re done with their treatment.

Easy Appointment Scheduling

Trying to find time for an orthodontic appointment amongst your child’s extracurriculars during the school year that also works for your own schedule can sometimes seem like Mission Impossible, but summer is a time when your child’s days are completely open. Without school and social activities to worry about, scheduling an appointment with Dr. Niles for your child just became as easy as it could be.

Make Your Child’s Summer Orthodontic Appointment!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for your kids to get started with orthodontic treatment this summer, contact us at Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics today! Our staff will work with you to find an appointment time that works best for you, while providing you with answers for any questions that you may have about orthodontic treatment or our practice. We have been proudly serving the Brighton, MI community for over 42 years with professional orthodontic care, and we look forward to helping you and your family achieve the healthy smiles you deserve.