If you’ve been thinking about getting orthodontic work done for your child, summer might be the best time to do it. Here are three reasons why:
- Scheduling: Without hectic school schedules, sports events, and extracurricular activities, the lazy days of summer are an ideal time to make appointments with dentists and orthodontists. Getting braces for your child usually takes at least three appointments: a consultation, the installation, and a follow-up visit. Booking all three appointments before the school year starts can have your child’s smile on its way to straight for Fall.
- Comfort: Braces can be uncomfortable at first, and often require some getting used to. Getting over the initial discomfort will be easier for your child if they can relax at home rather than dealing with an aching mouth at school. Eating soft foods at first may make the transition to braces easier, while certain sticky, hard, or crunchy foods will have to be avoided all together.
- Cleaning: Your child will not only have to get used to eating with braces on, but they also must learn to be vigilant about cleaning them. You may want to get them an interdental brush and a soft toothbrush with slim bristles, which can squeeze into the spaces between teeth and around braces more easily.