Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Braces

If you’ve been on the fence about starting your kids with orthodontic treatment, there’s never been a better time than now, especially since the summer is here. Here at Clifton & Mauny Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we provide professional orthodontic care to patients of all ages, every month of the year, but when summer comes around, patients can benefit from some advantages of the season to make the first few months of their smile transformation easier and more comfortable. Below are just some advantages that you and your family get by starting orthodontic treatment in the summer.

Easy Appointment Scheduling

When your kids are in school and you have work, trying to find a time that aligns for both of your schedules to make an orthodontic appointment can be challenging. When your kids are out of school for their summer vacation, it means no morning drop-offs, afternoon pick-ups, or extracurriculars, meaning that getting that appointment on the calendar is much easier.

Plenty Of Time To Adjust

When your kids first get their braces or Invisalign, it can take a few days or up to a week for them to adjust. Since they now have this new appliance that is applying a tiny amount of pressure to their teeth, there is a phase of slight discomfort since that pressure was never there before. However, instead of having your kids deal with that discomfort while they’re sitting in school and trying to pay attention in class, they can just relax at home, rest, and let the discomfort fade. They can even take some extra time at home to get used to their new oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing with braces or keeping their aligners clean, without having to worry about making it on time for school in the morning.

Giving Your Kids A Head Start

Let’s be honest, no child wants to be in braces longer than they need to, especially if they’re spending time with their friends or making new ones at school. By starting your kids with their orthodontic treatment during summer, they would have already had their braces for a few months before they even go back to school.

Schedule An Appointment At Clifton & Mauny!

Give your kids more than just a vacation this summer; get them started on the path to a new smile with professional orthodontic care from Clifton & Mauny. We even offer adult orthodontic treatment, so the whole family can get healthy, radiant smiles! If you have any questions about getting started with orthodontics, or would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or your kids, just contact us and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you. You can even book your visit with us by filling out our online appointment request form right here on our website. We’ve proudly worked with countless families from Chapel Hill, NC and the surrounding communities over the years, providing them with the quality care they deserve and creating flawless smiles.